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Govt will control land to save dam

(1976) Govt will control land to save dam. The West Australian, 24 September 1976. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article outlines legislation to save the Wellington dam from becoming too salty for irrigation and domestic use being introduced in the Legislative Assembly.
The Country Areas Water Supply Amendment Bill allows the Government to control land clearing in the Wellington dam catchment area.
The salinity of the second biggest reservoir in the South-West could lead to the water becoming too brackish for irrigation and domestic use if the land was cleared, according to the Minister for Works and Water Supply, Mr. O'Neil.
Under the Amendment Bill, licences would have to obtained by anyone wishing to clear land in defined areas of the catchment.
The clearing licences would be issued by the Public Works Department and would be subject to conditions and variations.
The Minister, Mr. O'Neil said that applicants could appeal to him against refusal of licences or had unacceptable conditions placed upon them.

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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 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58176
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