Farmers opposed to dam

ABOUT 100 people turned out to Uki Public Hall on Monday night to voice their concerns about plans to either raise the wall of the Clarrie Hall Dam or build a new dam.

“They included older farmers and a lot of people from Byrill Creek who have bought their place, made it beautiful and don’t want the whole lot ruined,” Spokesperson for the Caldera Environment Centre Kim Hollingsworth said.

“A lot of other people were (also) opposed to having a dam.”

Ms Hollingsworth said Tweed Shire Council was working from a local environment plan that proposed a higher figure for the area’s future population than was likely to eventuate.

“Why spend $58 million on the Byrill Creek dam when we aren’t going to have that population anyway?” she asked.

Surveys on the council options can be found at www.calderaenvironmentcentre.org.



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