Bidyadanga: Water back on

Bidyadanga’s water supply has been restored.

NITV says the outage was caused by a large amount of visitors on ceremonial business.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off

Bidyadanga: Water shut off

Bidyadanga community has had its water supply shut off without warning twice this week.

School teacher Frankie Shovellor told the ABC the kids were sent home early on Monday.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Government Comments Off

Derby: Proposed new irrigation project

The government is investigating water on Mowanjum’s pastoral lease to assess its suitability for irrigated farming.

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Friday, November 29th, 2013 Derby, Government Comments Off

Derby: Company denies plan to frack the town

A petroleum explorer says it has dropped plans to explore for gas on the outskirts of Derby.

The ABC says the coal seam gas is situated just 400 metres below the town’s groundwater table.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 Derby, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Fracking explorer ‘risks Broome water supply’

The state government has issued an licence to explore for shale gas in Broome’s aquifer.

A green group says the area includes Broome’s water supply reserve and James Price Point.

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Monday, October 28th, 2013 Broome, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Suplejack: Gold project finds groundwater supplies

A resource company has located four possible sources of groundwater for its Suplejack gold project.

Photo courtesty Proactive Investors

Photo courtesty Proactive Investors

Ord River Resources owns the project, which is located in the Tanami Desert just east of the NT border.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Business and finance, Environment Comments Off

Ord surface water plan released

Water minister Terry Redman release an allocation plan for surface water in the Ord Valley today.

Terry Redman

Terry Redman

The plan was drawn up to cater for increased water needs expected from the Knox and Goomig Plains developments.

“This management strategy will ensure there are secure and reliable water supplies for an expanding irrigation industry as well as a healthy lower Ord environment,” Mr Redman said.


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Monday, October 7th, 2013 Business and finance, Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Robyn Wells on Broome Shire’s irrigation plans

Shire elections candidate Robyn Wells is concerned at draft plans for irrigation areas north and south of Broome.

“Big projects run high risks of chemical contamination of groundwater, changes in the water table and seawater intrusion,” Ms Wells said.

“Other industries should be investigated before the Shire commits to such high-risk projects.”

You can read her statement here:

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Monday, October 7th, 2013 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off
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