I could sense the pride of our communities, as well as a high level of frustration and a determination to get a fair go
‘‘While we thank the ministers for agreeing that rigorous criteria is needed to protect communities from further water recovery, there are still many facets of the basin plan which need urgent attention to ensure balance is restored to the plan and our communities,’’ Cr Hannan said.
‘‘Our farmers want to get back to doing what they do so well, which is putting food on the table of Australians, plus other people throughout the world.
‘‘They cannot do this if water is poured down the river and out to sea, causing environmental damage along the way.
‘‘On behalf of the four mayors in southern New South Wales I call on governments to adopt a practical, common-sense approach to the basin plan in 2019.
‘‘Work with our communities, not against us, to protect both our environment and our prosperity.’’