En­vi­ron­men­tal cost mea­sure ques­tioned

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - On The Land -

I think it’s about time some­one un­der­took a cost ben­e­fit anal­y­sis of the en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits of the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin Plan. I can­not un­der­stand how run­ning the rivers about 300mm or so deeper has cre­ated any mea­sur­able ben­e­fits.

I am sure that the amount of wa­ter sent to en­vi­ron­men­tal flows un­der the Basin Plan can be ac­cu­rately and in­de­pen­dently assessed as to the fi­nan­cial loss to the busi­nesses ef­fected as well as the com­mu­nity dam­age and the tax­a­tion ben­e­fits missed due to the plan.

Politi­cians and the city dwelling vot­ers are miss­ing the huge prob­lem this is cre­at­ing.

I be­lieve that we live in a world of in­for­ma­tion over­load and the mes­sage needs to be sim­pli­fied. I would like some di­rect fac­tual fig­ures linked to how many school class­rooms and hospi­tal beds this costs our coun­try ev­ery year.

I think that lay­ing out the facts may start to change the minds of po­lit­i­cal par­ties and the gen­eral pub­lic.

Re­gards

Michael Com­fort

Al­bury

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