The farmer proposes to construct an on-stream earthern dam on Dewdrop watercourse for the purposes of stock-watering and irrigation.
NatureStamp has been contracted to perform an EIA application, in the form of a Scoping and full EIA, as well as a Water Use License Application (WULA) for various water use activities.
The main concerns surrounding the application are the impacts on water resources, downstream users, fauna/flora and heritage resources. Various mitigation measures have been put in place to minimise these impacts including strict monitoring of construction activities by the ECO, ensuring that the dam has adequate flow releases, allocating buffers on wetlands and requesting input from Amafa to inform the heritage aspects.
The application is at the EIR stage and is currently undergoing public review.