- “Brownhill Creek Recreation Park has long been cherished by South Australians and as one of our State’s oldest parks, it is rich with cultural heritage” (Minister John Hill, 2003).
Read full quote:Minister John Hill MP
- “The Bureau of Meteorology has provided revised rainfall data that indicates that a flood control dam does not provide a feasible solution for the Part B Works. Further investigation using the data shows that the best solution is upgrading the existing creek at critical sections along the length of Brownhill Creek” (Ian Hunter MLC; Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation; Minister for Water).
Read full quote: Letter From Minister Hunter
- “Option D has been identified by the BHKC Stormwater Project as the preferred option for Part B flood mitigation works”. (BHKC Stormwater Project Summary Brochure: Managing Stormwater Flows in Upper Brownhill Creek, Page 7). Please note that Option D is the No Dam option.
- “The task of this department is to help our communities find a balance so that our impacts do not diminish the natural capital of the state. We express that as – our vision is a sustainable and prosperous South Australia where natural resources are used wisely and a healthy environment is understood to be the basis of a good quality of life“ (Allan Holmes, Former Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources).
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- “While I recognise the need to make reasonable provision to protect those at risk from flooding, there are many ways of achieving this that do not detract from, or destroy, areas which should remain unspoiled for future generations” (Barbara Hardy AO, Order Of Australia and Patron of Nature Foundation SA).
Read full quote: Barbara Hardy & Brown Hill
- “The Brownhill Creek Stone Pines are undoubtedly Living Monuments of great historical significance for Mitcham and the State of South Australia. They also have botanical and scientific significance at National and International levels. The Stone Pines at “Seven Pines” are now listed on the Significant Tree Register of the National Trust of South Australia. Their nomination to the Register of Significant Trees of the National Trust of Australia accounts them new status“ (Charlie Buttigieg, Tree Nominator to the Register of Significant Trees of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria and South Australia).
SELECTED COMMUNITY COMMENTS FROM OUR ARCHIVE
Note: Out of over 2,000 comments received, only 3 favoured a dam. One of the three mistakingly thought that the dam would permanently store water. We have included a selection of 41 community comments for you to view.