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Whittington Interceptor Banks now questioned

(1985) Whittington Interceptor Banks now questioned. 1985. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses claims that the Whittington interceptor banks used through the Wisalts soil conservation programme may achieve the opposite effect to that was intended.
South East Province MLC Jim Brown said a 1981 Public Works Department water resources branch report was not in favour of the system because of its effects on stream salinity.
The Agriculture Department was also against the interceptor banks.
WISALTS membership was now about 1,000 and Mr. Brown said the government needed to decide its stand on this issue.
Mr. Brown said he was concerned the farming community is paying out large sums of money to have work of this type carried out on their properties.
Advice from leading conservation authorities like Dr. Rob Nulsen, Dr. Lex Parker and Mr. Eric Bettenay cast doubts of the performance of the Whittington interceptor banks system.

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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
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58316
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