Promises of new dams a good start
Reliable access to more water is a crucial ingredient...
— Kim Bremner
AGFORCE has welcomed the LNP’s commitment to invest in new water infrastructure projects across central and north Queensland, describing the move as a “significant step forward for agriculture and the state’s economy” if implemented.
AgForce water spokesman Kim Bremner said well-planned investment in water infrastructure always paid off in the long term and he was pleased to see the LNP outline support for a series of priority projects that could benefit urban, industrial and agricultural users across regional Queensland.
“Reliable access to more water is a crucial ingredient for our agricultural sector to grow in the future and a number of these water infrastructure projects could benefit farmers,” he said.
“The Rookwood Weir could deliver benefits for beef producers and potential opportunities for irrigated farming and feedlots in Central Queensland, but we need more information as the project develops, including the likely availability and price of water for agriculture.”
Mr Bremner also welcomed the LNP’s commitment to fund feasibility studies and set up the Queensland Dam Company to drive the regional Queensland water projects, some of which had been on the drawing board for decades.