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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 57 of 64. 4-68-7(2)On 18 September 1980, Mr R W Ellis (Director, Aboriginal Sacred sites Aathority), wrote to the Department of Transport and Works advising that the two Aboriginal sites in the lake vicinity had been registered as sacred sites under the F~original Sacred sites Act, and hence were protected under the Act from damage or interference. 4-68-7(2)The Department, in seeking clarification of the meaning of the above, received a letter of 26 September 1980 from Mr L H Penhall, Acting Director of the Aborig~na1 Liaison unit. This stated that "the central Land council has indicated that they wish to reverse their agreement on the F.1ice Springs Lake. This means that there is no agreement. While I think the door is still open for negotiation, I can see no agreement in the near future l1 A copy of a letter of 19 Se?ternber 1980 from the central Land Council's solicitor to the Chief Minister states "These si tes have been registered by the Sacred Sites Protection .~uthority ....... The Council has further G.l.rectea me to advise you that, if the Government proposes to proceed. on the location discussed, the Council will take legal action to prevent the desecration of the sacred sites l' 4-68-7(2)On 28 October 1980, a press release was that the Dames and 1100re report was no'>review in the Alice Springs Town submissions were invited. Comments ?rovided by Harry Butler, as previously issued a~nouncing available for public .LJ....Drarv . \~rr i t ten had already been indicated. 4-68-7(2)A minute of 16 January 1981 indicates that an officer of the Conservation Comrnission was about to COTfu-nence work on the detailed catcD .. 111ent study r and requested some engineering assistance particularly in relation to designing sediment traps in crainage lines. 4-68-7 (2)Following concern apparently expressed by the Board of the Conservation Commission and the Chief Ministe~ that the lake might only be "duck size", on 12/2/81 the Secretary of Transport and Works sent a letter and information to the Chief Hinister's Director General; noting in conclusion that nwe think that more than one duck will be accom..r.:todated lf 4-68-7(2)On 2 Harch 1981, the Conservation Commission was provided vlith a copy of the preliminary report on the alternative spilhlay arrangements and a videotape recording of a hydraulic model of the site prepared by the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation. 11 :ANDYS 1! J 4-6 MQ8 4-6

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