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Raising dam wall could lead to more development on floodplain, Emergency Minister says – Sydney Morning Herald

As residents return to the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley to count the cost of the floods, NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said raising the height of Sydney’s…

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NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott says raising the Warragamba Dam wall could pave the way for the release of more land for development in Sydneys north-west, putting him at odds with his ministerial colleagues.
As residents return to the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley to count the cost of the deadly and damaging floods that inundated homes throughout the region last week, Mr Elliott said the controversial project to raise the height of Sydneys largest reservoir by at least 14 metres could…

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