As Council awaits the next report from Worsley Parsons we were presented last night with a petition by Mr Ron Bellchambers on behalf of the No Dam in Brownhill Creek group.
Mr Bellchambers also presented a compelling case on behalf of the group for a no dam option for the Brownhill Creek, Keswick Creek Stormwater Project. He articulated their case very well and he was received well by Council.
Unley Council has refrained from entering the political debate, preferring to gather as much information as possible, before taking a stance. Unley is the one council that will see the majority of infrastructure work undertaken within its borders. We therefore have a vested interest in knowing the right solution, whatever that may be, is agreed to.
As your elected representatives the members of Council need to be aware of all the information available out there before making a decision to proceed with the detailed design of any particular option. Hearing from Mr Bellchambers is an important part of the gathering of information.
During his presentation it became apparent that a previously unavailable option is now being investigated as one of the no dam options. We were led to believe that running drains along a section of the Hills rail corridor was a no go zone as far as the State Government was concerned.
I am heartened to hear that this option is being explored as a potential for us to consider particularly given my concerns (as posted last year on this blog site) re the other 5 options that were dumped on our desk as the public consultation commenced on the Worsley Parson preferred engineering option.
Watch this space for further news on this project. I expect Council will be briefed again in the not too distant future.