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

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Title

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

Creator

Marquardt, A.

Collection

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

Date

1983-12-01

Description

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

Notes

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

Language

English

Publisher name

Dept. of Transport and Works

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 1/1983

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228164

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674502

Page content

Technical Report WRD83001 Viewed at 14:07:22 on 29/07/2010 Page 60 of 64. 4-68-7(3)The responsibility for taking up such further negotiations ~tlaS given to the Department of Lands during th.~ same month, and officers of the Department of Transport ana ~'7orks in Alice Springs attended a meeting with the Southern Division Director of Lands on 23 February 1983, to brief him on technical aspects of the project. 4-68-7(3)In March 1983, torrential rains in Alice Springs caused extreme local flooding events and a flood in the Todd River wi th a return period of around 15 years. This caused a spate of articles in the press, and the benefit of the lake in mitigating such floods bec~~e a major public issue. Unfortunately however, there was a comrr~n misconception that the lake would not attenuate flooding if it happened to be full when the flood hit. (This misconception was previously d - d b ~ B tl . h . . . '" ~spl..aye y narry U _er I ~n __ ~s COITuner. .. 'Cs on "Cl~e environmental studies.) 4-68-7 (3) On 20 April 1983, the Minister for Transport and l'lorks gave approval to distribute the status report (Ver':loeven, 1983) to a number of Departments and organisations including the Town Council and the Central Land Council. 4-78-54 In May 1983, the NT Goverlli~ent approved the inclusion of the construction of a multi purpose dam at the Telegraph Station site, on the draft 83/84 Capital Horks Program. MQ83/201 In May 1983, a press release was issued advertising that all technical information on the proposed lake could be inspected. 4-68-7(3)In September 1983, neHspaper advertisements were lodged, stating that the public could view a display concerning the lake from 12 to 23 September. The display centred on a hydraulic model built to demonstrate how the lake would mi tigate flooding. In the 2 week period, only about 30 people visited the display. 11 :ANDYS 1 1