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New water scheme for irrigators

(1979) New water scheme for irrigators. The Queensland Graingrower, 11 April 1979. p. 28 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the approval by the State Government of a new water-harvesting scheme for irrigators along the Condamine River between Tummaville and Cecil Plains in and attempt to reduce the use of underground water.
The Member for Cunningham, Mr. Tony Elliott said that landholders would have two years to reduce their groundwater usage, depending on circumstances, and that water-harvesting pumps would be metered and a fee of $1 a mega-litre charged to cover administration costs.
Mr. Elliott said by permitting greater use of flood flows, the new scheme would reduce groundwater demand.
An officer would be stationed in the area to administer the scheme.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1979 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57497
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