May 6, 2010
Ep. 103 Water, Water: Tillegra Dam Debacle, Maquarie Marshes Drying and Dying
Aired on 2SER 6 May 2010
Presented by Tessa Dowdell and Jess Minshall
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TILLEGRA DAM DEBACLE
An update abut the ongoing Tillegra Dam controversy - this week Jess revisits the debate around the proposed dam site on the Hunter River near Dungog. It is the last healthy and unregulated river in the region, with RAMSAR listed wetlands at its foot.
It's a dam locals don't want, and that the region doesn't need. It hasn't been approved, but Hunter Water Corp is already billing residents to build it.
This report begins with Ken Rubeli, from Save the Williams River Coalition, and State Greens MP John Kaye at the protest at NSW Parliament House.
MACQUARIE MARSHES AND RED GUMS
This Week's Guest: Alice Blackwood from UNSW talks about her resent research into woodland bird decline as a result of water politics in the Macquarie Marshes in Western NSW.
DETOURS AND DESTINATIONS STARTS THIS WEEK
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