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Study urged for new dam site

(1976) Study urged for new dam site. Sunday Times, 7 November 1976. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the Conservation Council of Western Australia not wanting the government to construct a new dam below Wellington Dam, because it would "ruin one of the state's loveliest valleys".
The state government is being urged by the council to recognise the valley's recreational value.
The council considers that no decision to construct a new dam, or to raise the level of the existing dam, be made until an environmental impact study is completed.
The council's president, Miss Penny Hussey said that with the dam's flooding the whole valley would be lost forever.
A biological survey of the valley above the Burekup irrigation dam revealed 173 species of plants including a rarely collected trigger plant and one unique to the district, the hairy hibbertia.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1976 Sunday Times
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58161
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