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Restoring Lake Pedder – Tasmania’s Next Big Idea?

December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

15$ - 25$

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In 1972 Lake Pedder in Tasmania’s south-west wilderness controversially was flooded to build a dam.  Since then, there have been unsuccessful calls by a range of environmentalists, scientists, politicians, artists and community activists to drain and restore the lake. In 1995 a federal parliamentary committee examined this idea and concluded restoring the lake was technically possible – but too costly and politically difficult to recommend.  Two decades later, a volunteer group called Lake Pedder Restoration is pushing the proposal back on the public agenda. After the game-changing impact of MONA on thinking about what’s possible in Tasmania – is restoring Lake Pedder the big idea we should embrace next?

Join us at Wild Island at 5-7pm on Thursday 1 December for a panel discussion about draining and restoring Lake Pedder.

Speakers:

  • Natasha Cica (moderator) – Director of Kapacity.org, author of Pedder Dreaming: Olegas Truchanas and a Lost Tasmanian Wilderness, and co-editor of GriffithREVIEW39: Tasmania – The Tipping Point?
  • Peter Thompson – Broadcast journalist and educator
  • Saul Eslake – Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania, former chief economist of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia and of the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
  • Ruth Langford – Yorta Yorta woman and member of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community
  • Richard Eccleston – Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania
  • Emma Anglesey – Tasmanian musician
  • Luke Wagner – Landscape painter

The event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC RN Big Ideas.

Places are limited and tickets can be purchased online (scroll down to book).

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Date:
December 1, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
15$ - 25$
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Venue

Wild Island
8/33 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Phone:
+61 (3) 6224 0220
Website:
http://www.wildislandtas.com.au

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Wild Island
Phone:
+61 (3) 6224 0220
Website:
http://www.wildislandtas.com.au

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