On the first day of National Water Week, supporters of the Water Northern Rivers Alliance gathered yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre to launch their inaugural campaign: 'Smart Water Options – No Dunoon Dam'.
The new alliance, WATER Northern Rivers, will this morning launch its inaugural campaign for smart water options, as opposed to the construction of the proposed Dunoon Dam.
Professor Stuart White is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS in Sydney. He also has a keen interest in the future of water in the Northern Rivers.
Public submissions regarding the Rous Future Water Project 2060 have closed, but the debate is continuing.
As the deadline for the community to have their say regarding The Channon/Dunnon dam reaches the eleventh hour, a newly-formed alliance, WATER Northern Rivers presented hundreds of submissions of objection today.
Rous County Council Chair and Cr Keith Williams has written to Echonetdaily in response to yesterday's story with Annie Kia and Nan Nicholson about the proposed Dunoon Dam.
With public submissions about to close on the Rous Future Water Project, we spoke to two legendary Northern Rivers protectors to get their views on the proposed Dunoon Dam.
The Dunoon Dam came up for discussion at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting, although it was not on the agenda.
Echonetdaily has been contacting Rous County Councillors for their arguments for and against the proposed Dunoon/Channon Dam project. This week Cr Darlene Cook shares her view.
Rous County Council Deputy Chair Sharon Cadwallader has responded to some of the points raised recently about the Rous Future Water Project 2060, from a Ballina perspective.
Former Ballina Mayor Keith Johnson and current Ballina Councillor Jeff Johnson are both strongly opposed to the Dunoon Dam.
Jules Petroff and his family are literally at the centre of the proposed Dunoon Dam. Although their property will gain spectacular water views if the Rous County Council project is built, they are implacably opposed. We went on a special tour to find out why.
After strong public pressure, Rous County Council voted unanimously this morning to extend the public response period on the Future Water Project 2060 for a further 28 days.
Tomorrow Rous County Council will be holding a special meeting to decide whether to extend the public comment period on the Rous Future Water Project 2060. Attached photo gallery shows the area to be impacted by the proposed Dunoon Dam wall, near the Channon.
There has been lots of debate over the efficacy of building the proposed Dunoon Dam to supply the ever increasing population of the Northern Rivers with water.
Since Rous County Council put its Future Water Project 2060 on public display two weeks ago, the revival of the concept of a second dam on Rocky Creek, near Dunoon, has sparked debate across the Northern Rivers.
The release of a proposed $245 million plan to protect the future of the region's water supply was unanimously endorsed by Rous County Councillors at their meeting last week. 'Future Water Project 2060' will be going on public exhibition for six weeks from 1 July 2020.