Time for talk is over

The Northern Star - - YOUR SAY - DAVID KIRKPATRICK

THE time for talk­ing about clean­ing up the Rich­mond River is over.

In the past 30 years there have been at least 26 re­ports iden­ti­fy­ing the poor con­di­tion of the Rich­mond River and set­ting out plans to im­prove it and yet it still has a D-grade rat­ing.

There have also been three ma­jor fish kills since 2001, two of which re­sulted in clos­ing the river for fish­ing.

That’s a re­gional dis­grace we should all re­solve to do some­thing about.

All those re­ports, rec­c­om­men­da­tions and plans need to be over­seen by an au­thor­ity whose sole task is to tackle its clean-up.

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