[Note: This is a personal news item from Karen Collins and does not represent the official view of the Blackwood Uniting Church community.]
These are the last few weeks of the community consultation for the Brown Hill Creek stormwater project. The most important thing you can do to ensure no dam is built on Brown Hill Creek is take part in this consultation. The feedback forms are not being handed out nor are they downloadable – people must register to request one (only one per household for any owner or occupier in any council area in Australia).
Please phone, email or go online to request an official Public Consultation Feedback Form. It will be mailed to you.
For once this is the happy position of SUPPORTING the Preferred Option which is No Dam Option D. Just mark that you support this by checking the YES box on the feedback form and then mail it back to the Project in the stamped envelope provided.
SUMMARY (from http://www.brownhillcreek.org/):
“There’s no need for an expensive and destructive dam in Ellison’s Gully or Brownhill Creek Recreation Park (1841), but a dam has not yet been ruled out! Ellison’s Gully is the major spring fed source of Brownhill Creek / Willa Willa and it shares a natural creek environment, documented cultural heritage and community amenity with Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. This is Kaurna Country, Wirraparinga, and over 10,000 Adelaideans and tourists (see “Petition” page) have called for the preservation of these valleys and the implementation of a feasible No Dam solution. The Kaurna Nation Cultural Heritage Association, Conservation Council SA, the National Trust of South Australia, Nature Foundation SA, Mitcham Historical Society and The Friends of Brownhill Creek (see “Support” page) have all supported a No Dam solution. Responding to overwhelming community opposition to a dam in Brownhill Creek, all five catchment councils, Adelaide, Burnside, Mitcham, Unley and West Torrens, agreed to pursue a feasible No Dam option and now it is available. It is time to move on and complete the project by supporting No Dam Option D, the preferred option, in the public consultation.”
Click the link to download the BHKC Summary Brochure for more official information. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact me; if I don’t know then I will find out. I appreciate your participation.
Thank you! Karen Collins