Business supports irrigators
EVEN before last week’s community forum, Michael Porter had heard all about the challenges local farmers were facing as a result of proposed water allocations.
The hotel manager had seen their stress first hand when they dropped in to Porters Plainland Hotel for a meal.
“They thought they were going to lose the ability to grow the crops they currently do,” he said.
It was the first water meeting Mr Porter had attended and he said the discussion proved positive.
“(Lockyer Water Users Forum) has been able to get the government to listen,” he said.
“I think it’s very important those types of decisions are made with all parties involved.”
He said it was imperative
It’s a huge economy not only for local workers but also the backpackers that come to town — Michael Porter, publican
farmers had access to water to grow crops.
“You just know from a businesses point of view what (water) is worth to the business in the region to thrive and grow what they need to,” Mr Porter said.
“Especially with the current weather situation.”
Mr Porter was among the numerous business owners who attended the meeting to help ensure the continuation and growth of farming in the Lockyer Valley.
“It’s a huge economy not only for local workers but also the backpackers that come to town,” he said.
You can read the submission at https://lvands watercollaborative.com.au/ research. — Ali Kuchel