13 November 2013
Dam v No Dam: the debate continues
While Council will receive an update report in the Council Agenda for the 25th November it is not anticipated the final report from the detailed investigation currently being undertaken by Michael Salkeld will be available until late January or early February 2014. When it is available it will become a public document for all to see and to comment upon the recommendations. Council will debate the recommendations before Community Consultation is commenced. The investigations include relooking at all the available options that are;
· No dam/ culverts
· No dam/even more culverts
· Dam/no culvertsThe motion that Council passed last month to request that no culvert options be investigated is clearly in this mix. Hydrological data has now been updated by the bureau of meteorology, this has caused the project to investigate a range of options previously not thought to be feasible. Some of these involve investigating whether it is feasible to clean out and widen the existing channel.
Hopefully, the final outcome will be cost effective, put forward a viable option that does not include culverts in Unley (Millswood and Unley Park) and be agreed to by all Councils involved.