Council to shortlist tenderers for dam raising EIS

08 November, 2018

4 October 2018

Council has called Expressions of Interest for an independent consultant to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed project to raise the wall of Clarrie Hall Dam.

Expressions close at 4pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

Council is seeking to shortlist tenderers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project, which considers and addresses all issues raised in the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) based on all the surveys and investigations done to date and comments by relevant Agencies.

Investigations completed or well advanced include biodiversity, cultural heritage, flooding and hydrology and an environmental flows assessments.

It will take 18 months to two years to complete the EIS, before it goes on public exhibition in early 2020.

“The project is classified as a State Significant Infrastructure Project. Calling Expressions of Interest marks a significant milestone for the project which remains on schedule for the dam to be raised by 2026,” Project Manager Robert Siebert said.

“The EIS will go on public exhibition in early 2020. Council will be urging the community to get more involved and make their submissions at that time as it is a requirement that all submissions be considered. This is the stage when every voice will be heard.

All the information on the project is available at https://www.yoursaytweed.com.au/ClarrieHallDam.

Council will continue its commitment to full transparency on this project as we enter this critical phase of the project.”

Expression of Interest documentation is available on the eTender site on Council’s website.

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