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Suzie Gaynor, Phil Betts, David Watson
Community consultation is starting to become the ‘in thing’ to do for dam safety upgrades.
While ANCOLD has been promoting community consultation as an essential element in dam safety upgrades and is particularly highlighted in its most recent risk guidelines; there are many dam owners who have reservations about its value.
State Water is currently embarking on a series of upgrades and has included strategic ‘up-front’ community consultation in its approach.
This paper further builds on the paper given at the 2003 ANCOLD conference titled: “Keepit Dam Upgrade – The Community Consultation Way”, placing more emphasis on the value of involving the community, the added value that their involvement gives the project and how the community feels about being involved. This paper outlines the outcomes of two State Water projects embracing and practicing procedural justice.
The paper answers a range of questions including:
Involving the community is not just invaluable, it value adds.
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ANCOLD is an incorporated voluntary association of organisations and individual professionals with an interest in dams in Australia.