A dam safe plan

IT took North East Water almost 10 months to come up with a‘safe’ solution for the Baker’s Gully Dams and members of the Bright and district community were keen to hear the plan.

Around 15 people attended a meeting last month to hear NEW’s decision on the fate of the Baker’s Gully Dams, after local residents dismissed the corporation’s first proposal in January.

Residents were informed in January the dams posed a risk to the township because of their close proximity to the town and residents.

NEW community engagement coordinator Misty Howard said residents who attended the session seemed pleased with the new proposal, which will see water retained in both dams.

“After the first initial community meeting in January we realised the community wasn’t happy with what we had presented and wanted water retained in both dams,” she said.

“We listened to the community feedback and went back to the drawing board and tried to include the community’s values.”

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