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Estuary cut only '$46m band-aid'

(1988) Estuary cut only '$46m band-aid'. The West Australian, 14 December 1988. p. 46 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The proposed Dawesville Cut on the Harvey Estuary as a risky and expensive band-aid solution to the algae problem, according to Louise Duxbury, Independent Green Development candidate for the South-West Region in the Upper House. Ms Duxbury said the real problems facing Mandurah stem from inappropriate agricultural land use on the coastal plain and unsustainable residential and tourist developments. She also said there was no proof that the Dawesville Cut would provide long-term flushing for the estuary, with the $46 million engineering solution failing to address the biological and social causes of pollution. Also concerning is the proposed North Dandalup dam which will divert fresh water from flushing the Peel Inlet.

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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: ©1988 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60590
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