Brownsville men­tal­ity rules

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

BROWNSVILLE wa­ter again and who is to blame, the TCC, as it wouldn’t have been the case un­der pre­vi­ous coun­cils.

The re­cent an­nounce­ments of $ 225 mil­lion fund­ing by State La­bor and the LNP would take years to put wa­ter into our city sup­ply. End­less fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies, ob­jec­tions from var­i­ous groups – then it rains. All will be for­got­ten as the money would now buy more votes else­where.

I can only liken these an­nounce­ments to Euro­pean Eco­nomic Union poli­cies, where if you pro­duced pigs you could get paid to not pro­duce pigs, then if you bought the equiv­a­lent amount of land, you could get paid twice as much not to pro­duce pigs. The par­al­lel is we have one pipe­line not pump­ing wa­ter and the plan seems to be to have two pipe­lines not pump­ing wa­ter ( too ex­pen­sive to pump).

TCC is men­tally bank­rupt in eco­nom­ics and de­void of morals. The money spent on ad­ver­tis­ing Townsville is be­ing neu­tralised by the TCC bloody mind­ed­ness in re­fus­ing to sup­ply the ci­ti­zens of Townsville with ad­e­quate wa­ter.

The re­sult of their pa­thetic eco­nomic de­ci­sions is be­ing borne by all sec­tors, but es­pe­cially those small busi­nesses re­liant on sup­ply­ing gar­den­ing sup­plies, lawn mowing busi­nesses, gar­den­ers etc. Vis­i­tors leave with the neg­a­tive views of yes­ter­year and al­lud­ing to it as Brownsville once again.

The con­cern is now, solve it now, pump the wa­ter, bring the orig­i­nal Bur­dekin Dam plans to fruition, grav­ity feed the wa­ter. The pump­ing of wa­ter will al­ways be costly. M. G. ANNING,

North Ward.

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