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Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures



Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures


Handmer, John; Smith, D. I.; Greenaway, Mark


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 53/1989




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Power and Water Authority

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Alice Springs


Report ; 53/1989

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Technical Report WRA89053 Viewed at 03:02:00 on 18/02/2010 Page 125 of 139. 1 .,-., .-(-....-It ,~ --..:tJ_J ----1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 I I 1 I 1 1 I 1 I I I 3. DESCRIPTION OF TIIE E.I\lVIROi'l\l\-IENT The existing environment is described in the EIS and is not repeated here. Subsequent to the EIS being finalised the following further developments have occurred: Aboriginal Cultural Issues Following objections by some groups within the Aboriginal Community, the Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs intervened to prevent further work on the site of the darn, and the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority ',."ithdrew their Certificate for eonstruction of the dam. A subsequent application to the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority for a Certificate has been made based on a "partially full" dam. Consultations regarding this application are underway at the time of writing of this report. Prehistorical Archaeology Further archaeology surveys have been undertaken since the EIS. Museums and Art Galleries of the NT conducted an archaeological survey of the dam site. The design of the dam wall and spillway were adjusted so that there were no significant archaeological sites affected by the construction of the dam wall and spillway. Preliminary Works Prior to the suspension of work the following site works had been commenced: Construction of access tracks Clearing along dam access Preparation of grout/drill pads Stripping of main embankments Provision of contractor's compounds Preparation of site office pad As the suspension order was effective immediately this preparatory work has been left in its raw condition and is visually distressing. The programme allows for rehabilitation of those areas not directly under earthworks. 7

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