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On 4 June I posted an article regarding the Waratah Dam and its ‘management’ by TasWater. You can find it here and it is important background to the issue. I wish to advise that the situation has worsened. Yesterday I was notified by the Friends of the Waratah Reservoir the following: Quote: Sad news. We […]

On 4 June I posted an article regarding the Waratah Dam and its ‘management’ by TasWater.

You can find it here and it is important background to the issue.

I wish to advise that the situation has worsened.

Yesterday I was notified by the Friends of the Waratah Reservoir the following:

Quote:

Sad news. We have just been informed by Taswater that the sale of the reservoir has failed. They will be contacting the government on Monday to have it decommissioned. What will happen to all the animals and birds and fish that call this place home and what will happen to Waratahs water supply safety in dry conditions. This decision is a blatant act of environmental vandalism by an out of control government entity.

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This is an untenable position taken by TasWater, particularly given their actions as described in the above article.

It decries all the positiveness detailed by the current covernment (and the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania) in the recently-launched TC21 COVID19 Recovery Strategy and effectively tells the tourist that Waratah is NOT a place to visit.

The Friends of the Waratah Reservoir decry this unsustainable position of Tas Water and will hold a meeting at the Mens’ Shed in Waratah at 11am on Thursday 20 August to determine the way forward.

One would hope that TasWater, Gutwein government members and representatives of the media might be there to witness a moment to listen to the real people of Waratah!

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/08/waratah-dam-meeting/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=waratah-dam-meeting

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