Why?

The need to dam a highly productive river is yet to be proven...

Why?

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No Way!

The need to dam a highly productive river is yet to be proven...

No Way!

The Days of Dams are dead

Apr 2nd, 2008 by admin | 0

Last week, Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott was quoted as saying “the days of dams and cheap water are gone”. This statement is in complete contradiction to Hunter Water Corporation’s proposal to construct Tillegra Dam, a 450GL dam (the size of Sydney Harbour!) in the Upper Hunter.If Australia’s largest governing water body, Sydney Water is claiming that dams are old technology and that the focus for water security for the future should be on water recycling schemes and desalination plants, why is the NSW Government and Hunter Water going ahead with Tillegra Dam?

This is not the first time conflicting statements have been made when it comes to the future of water in NSW and the direction the NSW Government and governing water bodies are taking in securing the State’s water.

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NSW Minister for Water Utilities, The Hon. Nathan Rees MP, has made a number of conflicting statements in the past about dams and the usefulness of these structures. However, he still wholeheartedly backs the campaign for Tillegra Dam while he questions the suitability of dams in our state and nation.

The proposed site for Tillegra Dam is located approximately 230km north of Sydney on the Upper Williams River in the Dungog Shire Council. The estimated cost of the dam’s construction is approximately $340 million however due to geological instabilities in the area this cost is set to rise considerably.

For more information on the No Tillegra Dam Group visit http://www.notillegradam.com

Interviews and high res. images available upon request.

Media contact: Caroline Neill Ryan 0413 765 138 or caroline@dialoguepr.com.au

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