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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.
- 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).