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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




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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 58 of 64. .I I 1/191 On 31 March 1981, an on-site mee~lng was held by the Central Land Council involving some 50 .Zilioriginal people, including traditional owners. Present at the meeting was Bill Duffy (Senior Engineer, Transport and Works) and representatives from the Conservation Commission. Hr Duffy addressed the meeting on technical aspects of the dfuu proposal and answered auestions. The l'..boriginal people \"i thdrew to consider their attitude, and Hr Duffy was subsequently advised that the meeting had drawn up a petition signed by 46 traditional owners for presentation to the Chief Hinister protesting about the proposed lake. ? transcript of the meeting was later provided . 4-68-7(3)On 26 June 1981, the (newly formed?) Central F.ustralian Conse~lation Council (C.A.C.C.) wrote to the Chief Minister expressing many points of dissatisfaction with the lake proposal and environmental report. The points by C.A.C.C. MQ81/3 8 7 were raised with various other Departmen ts and.. the Conservation CORmission~ and a co-ordinated reply was finally sent bv the Minister for TranSDort and Works on 5 March 1982. The matters raised in the C.A.C.C. letter and the reolv to it are covered in Section 5. . " 4-68-7(3IA briefing note of 9 July 1981 indicated the fOllowing: ll:ANDYS The Department of Transport received very little feedback and ~loore Environmental Study and Works has to from the public on Report. date Dames The Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SHEC) has completed its study of the two spillway alternatives. The draft report and a video film have been received; the film has been viewed by officers of the Conservation Commission and the Department of TranS!:lOrt and Works. We are alvaiting the fir.al report. Spillway alternative A considerably reduces the impact of flooding. Spillway alternative B results in risk of flood damage of about the same order as existing natural conditions. Water Division is soon to commence working on the soillwav des ian. . . ~ The De-oartmen-: has continued monitoring stream flow events, sampling sediment and water chemistry. The access road alignment has been surveyed and pegged. The Conservation Commission survevs of the Todd River Springs Station. Strategies minimise erosion and siltation has been conducting soil catchment area on Bond are being developed to problems.