Water master plan crucial to safeguard farmers’ futures
AS Australia heads into 2019, firstly climatologists are predicting the continuance of an El Nino weather pattern affecting the eastern seaboard of Australia.
This will put further pressure on our already drought-ravaged farmers and food production.
There has to be a master plan introduced to provide water to the drought-affected areas of the country in time of drought.
In the 1930s John Bradfield (the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge) put forward a blueprint of dams in Australia’s rainrich north with pipelines feeding water to the drier south for agricultural and domestic needs.
But no Federal Government has seen fit to implement this sensible plan. We have over the past two months seen cyclones dump copious quantities of rain in Northern Australia only to see this valuable water supply run out to sea, not to mention leave a damages bill from flooding. Our farmers need water to continue to provide food for our tables.
DAVID WURN, MOLENDINAR