A Hart, The Channon
I am perplexed by the present situation of Rous County Council pushing its proposal for a Channon/Dunoon dam even before the public consultation period was finished.
This dam was previously rejected (2014) on the basis of Endangered Ecological Communities and Cultural Heritage preservation considerations after reports that showed serious impacts. Why is it okay now?
Does the Aboriginal cultural heritage no longer matter? Have the rare and endangered species suddenly become common place? Why are these things no longer considered important?
We have a dam: Rocky Creek dam. For new residential development there are new water solutions. A new development in Warrnambool, for instance, was fitted with a roof rainwater collection system that takes all the rain that falls on all the roofs and takes it to the treatment plant and into the reticulation system. It services the complete needs of that development. We could do that in Ballina, and other new housing developments.