Kununurra Diversion Dam
New Viewing Area Opening

14th September 2020

On Monday 14 September 2020, Water Corporation and (Miriuwung Gajerrong) MG Corporation officially unveiled the new Ord River Diversion Dam viewing area.

The project took over six months to establish and was officially opened by the Water Corporation's General Manager, Barry Ford, and Executive Chair of MG Corporation, Lawford Benning.

The viewing area shows a spectacular view of the dam with interpretive signage that explains the history of the Ord River project in English, whilst also detailing the rich cultural history of the Miriuwung people and language. More information here.

Following the unveiling was a celebration BBQ at Swim Beach. This was a great opportunity for everyone involved to reflect on this achievement in our community. It was a hot September day and all those involved enjoyed the cooler afternoon weather under the trees by the Ord River.

Waringarri dancers invited visiting Water Corporation members to join them up front for a performance of local songs, with elders singing and on didgeridoo.

MG Corporation at Water Corporation partnered with Kununurra Historical Society, Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre and Waringarri Arts Centre.

It was an honour to capture the images for this special day in Kununurra's history.

WA Government Media Statement here

Viewing Area Unveiling

Celebration by the Ord River

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