Claim wa­tered down

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY WA -

WA Wa­ter Min­is­ter Dave Kelly’s com­ments on peo­ple wast­ing wa­ter keep­ing “foot­ball field-sized lawns” green shows he is in need of a re­al­ity check (TST, Nov 5).

In my 70-plus years I have never seen a foot­ball field-sized back­yard in WA, wa­tered and green or not, and if Mr Kelly took the time to get around Perth he would see the thou­sands of homes in the sub­urbs built on postage stamp-sized blocks with al­most no front and back­yards.

Mr Kelly might do well to ac­cept it is gov­ern­ment pol­icy that de­ter­mines how many peo­ple get crammed into this coun­try and there­fore it is gov­ern­ment’s job to en­sure the wa­ter, power, roads and hos­pi­tals, etc, are in place for those mil­lions of peo­ple. P ED­WARDS Safety Bay

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