Meetings in the pipeline to talk about water
MEETINGS are in the pipeline next month to discuss water with a steering committee of Coalstoun Lakes farmers.
Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce had responded positively to the prospect of irrigating Coalstoun Lakes following their meeting in Canberra.
Mr O’Dowd, who is presently on the Troop Train travelling from Winton to Brisbane, said the next step was to organise a visit for him to survey the area.
“My office is working with his office on organising that,” he said.
“I hope my parliamentary colleagues, Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt and Senator Barry O'Sullivan, will join me.
“But we are yet to schedule any official visit or make any firm arrangements.”
North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Don Waugh and acting CEO David Wiskar were in Brisbane this week meeting with various departments, including Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Jackie Trad.
Farmer Garry Seabrook said “we’ve all got hopes and dreams of a water supply for the area”.
“Until we get costings we can’t get too excited,” he said. “We are all business people so we need to do it sensibly.”