What made streets wet?
IS IT just unfortunate timing that council decided to bung on a special meeting to grant itself the power for two more restrictive water levels just when we’ve had very decent amounts of rain?
Of course a week of good rain doesn’t break a drought and one must assume the good people at the council admin know what they’re doing . . .
Transfer manager Jeff Tate was worried about water security in his time here and made it part of the new council’s most urgent items on the to-do list.
And DSC has been getting on with it, upgrading the water system in multiple ways, and most importantly, building the new reservoir for water-greedy Port Douglas.
One can only assume the new reservoir won’t guarantee adequate supply then, if one day we’re staring at a prolonged drought and the labourintensive watering can and bucket regimen tucked away in Level 4!
Say it ain’t so.
THE NOTION of a separate state for north Queensland is not so far fetched. Yes, it would take a heck of a lot to get it up, but it does have a worthwhile logic.
Queensland is the only state in the federation in which an equal number of people live outside the capital as in it. There’s a lot of people up here!
Given the size of this state, it’s apparent that a mindset that prevails in certain seats in Brisbane and therefore in state cabinet is deeply out of whack with the needs and sentiments of the far north.
Outvoted, we just have to suck it up when they spend billions on tunnels under the Brisbane River.
But it’s not simply economic differences, either.
There seems a deepening divide between city and country, based on demographics and things like personal values.