Desal plants. Please. Don't do it. Build dams instead, less maintenance, less cost to run.
Hansard... WTF is going on with Queensland Hansard? Has anyone looked at it lately? The Federal and State Hansard is searchable and you can also see it by date...
The talk on the radio thisafternoon is that the Grande Plan is to keep the water restrictions to 200L per person per day... they were supposed to up it to 230L pp/d.
I call bullshit on the Traveston Dam knockback excuse.
THE Queensland government has had to re-evaluate a relaxing of water restrictions and its long-term water plan because of the Federal Governments's scrapping of the Traveston Crossing Dam, Natural Resources Minister Stephen Robertson says.
The government will on Friday unveil a 50-year strategy to shore up the water supply for the state's fast-growing southeast corner.
An announcement is also expected that the easing of the daily water use target of 200 litres per person to 230 litres will no longer go ahead on December 1.
More here, with photo*.
Perhaps they should be looking at BUILDING MORE DAMS!
*To the people in the photo, frollicking in the water... get out of the frikking water, you'll upset the bloody lungfish and turtles!The plan has been announced, well, part of it.
South-east Queensland's water restrictions are set to change from next month, but the overall target for daily use will stay the same.More on that here.
The level was due to rise from 200 to 230 litres per person per day, as of December.
Instead, the current 200 litre target will stay in place for another four months.
Minister for Natural Resources Stephen Robertson says rules for watering plants will be relaxed from December 1.
"Watering between 10 am and 4 pm won't be allowed but outside of that.
"Provided you maintain your commitment to the target then you should be able to water your plants or using water efficient irrigation systems water your lawn etc in times that suit you," he said.
It's such a lot of hoo-haa. They really need to make some hard decisions, and not the hard decisions which will keep their arses out of a sling...