Scrapped Tweed Shire dam back on the table
The New South Wales Government has announced it will review plans for the construction of the Byrrill Creek Dam that were scrapped by the previous state government, which favoured the expansion of the nearby Clarrie Hall Dam.
The Byrrill Creek plan would see a $67 million dam constructed that would hold up to 36 billion litres of drinking water.
The dam would be constructed close to the world-heritage listed extinct volcano, Mount Warning, and has drawn criticism for possible harm to endangered local species after a report commissioned by the Tweed Shire Council found that 45 threatened fauna and 26 flora species inhabit the five kilometre area around the Byrrill Creek site.
Both the Greens and environmental campaigners who have labelled the move as unnecessary and potentially damaging to the fragile ecosystem of Mount Warning.