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Education on salinity vital : awareness needed

(1984) Education on salinity vital : awareness needed. Regional Times Extra, 13 August 1984. [Publication] [Special Collections]


There is a need for more publicity of salinity as a national problem, especially in metropolitan areas. A recent meeting at Pyramid Hill discussed a plan to pipe highly-saline water from Lake Tutchewop, near Lake Boga, along the railway line to Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. The meeting was called by the Pyramid Hill branch of the Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association and chaired by VFGA president, Des Crowe, and the plan was outlined by Mr Reid, MLC (Bendigo). Mr Reid and three other speakers addressed the 100 people at the meeting. Outlining the plan, Mr Reid said the proposal was to intercept about 150,000 tonnes of salt each year before it flowed into the Murray River system. The salt would then be carried by pipeline to the Barr Creek-Lake Tutchewop area running alongside the Swan Hill to Melbourne railway line into Port Phillip Bay near Werribee.

This article contains an image of Mr Reid sitting astride the Swan Hill-Melbourne railway line.

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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: ©1984 Regional Times Extra
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58605
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