Being cavalier about community safety — elected representatives should support Warragamba flood mitigation works

Recently, the Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP has made remarks opposing the raising of Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation purposes. I am disappointed that any elected representative of a floodplain like ours would oppose such a crucial safety initiative. This has been reported in the local media: My own statement relating to this […]

Interviewed on ABC Sydney Radio about Warragamba Dam

Overnight, former Labor politician Bob Debus addressed a gathering of UNESCO in Baku, Azerbaijan, to seek their support in opposing the raising of Warragamba Dam. This morning, ABC Sydney Radio asked to interview me to provide a response. Here’s the audio. I repeat the argument I’ve made many, many, many, many, many times before.

Hawkesbury Council should support the raising of Warragamba Dam

Update: The result of the motion I put to Council is recounted here. Only last year, we commemorated the 150th anniversary of the worst flood since European settlement in the Hawkesbury district. We were reminded that, back in June 1867, an inland sea of swirling detritus 30km wide stretched from Riverstone to the foot of […]

A Google Earth Map of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River

In my role on Hawkesbury Council and the Hawkesbury River County Council, I’ve long sought a good visualisation of the entirety of the complete catchment of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, its feed-rivers, and a distinction between those parts of the catchment laying behind and downstream from Warragamba Dam. I couldn’t find one, so I’ve made my […]