Minister’s Visit Brings Focus to North Pine Problems
Local State MPs have stated that yesterday's visit of Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Hon Mark McArdle MP, is a positive step forward in the process of implementing solutions to on-going issues with North Pine Dam and North Pine River.
Minister McArdle told locals that their concerns about the dam's impact on life and property are top priority for a community that has been ignored under the previous government.
He visited the dam with Seath Holswich MP, Trevor Ruthenberg MP and Reg Gulley MP Councillors David Dwyer, Bob Millar and residents of the North Pine Residents Association to discuss dam levels, water release strategies and downstream impacts of flooding in the North Pine River.
North Pine Residents Association representatives showed the Minister the devastating impacts of recent flooding and expressed their safety concerns should the dam wall ever suffer any degree of failure.