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Inquiry into the Alice Springs Recreation Lake : submission by Department of Transport and Works



Inquiry into the Alice Springs Recreation Lake : submission by Department of Transport and Works


Marquardt, A.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 1/1983




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).


Date:1983-12; Contains: Floodplains Management Alice Springs Impacts of Todd River Flooding. Also filed in Alice miscellansous collection A0342, A0343.



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Technical Report WRD83001 Viewed at 14:07:22 on 29/07/2010 Page 52 of 64. 1 I J A questionnaire soliciting opinions on the proposed lake was available to peop~e viewing the display. 212 completed Questionnaires were subsequently received. 82% of the respondents were in favour of the lake! 9% were undecided, 3% were invalid and 7% were opposed. The concerns ralsea about the project in some submissions were similar to those raised in the detailed submissions. Appendix A of the Environmental Reviev.r presents the results of the first 146 responses in more detail. I 4-68-7(1)On 9 January 1980, Consulting Engineer, I L Pinkerton was 1 invited by the _~ssistant Director of Water to provide advice ~ on the design of the dam. I 80/11(2) On 11 January 1980, the site was visited by A. Macqueen with George Ormrod and Milton Liddle from the Central Land Council, and Davey Hayes, who was considered by CLC Officers to be a Traditional Owner of the area. }L 1-1acqueen's notes from the meeting read: 11:ANDYS Previously expressed opinions by Henton Rabuntja endorsed generally. Don't appea~ to be any problems. Two more sites associated Woolutcha-Trlara pointed out. malO"'" I.;i th WOOLUTCF_",--TBARA .... (confidential map reference and ini:ormation) ... . they can be moved to above water line although Aboriginals may request cOIDnensation. Hill at 386370/382750 should be OK. Telegraph Sta:...ion Ranger I"ill suggest site (we must check t~at the site will be above water - r-ot too far down the side of the hill) WOOLUTCHA-THARA .... (another reference and .... Related to above site but of significance. HOOLUTCHA-TEARP. (another reference a:',6. indication that site has been desecrated) EURO ROCK .... (another reference and information) .... overlooking area to be raised by sand trap. Located approximately 5 In above existing bed level. Al though sand will not reach boulder, some protection against earthmoving equipment may have to be considered. C.L.C will consider formal reply re the lake. Details as to whether sites to be fenced off (and thus made attractive to vandals) or just left to be thrashed out later.