Rural communities protest wild river laws


"Ridiculous" legislation could halt sustainable development: Wild Rivers Taskforce chairman, AgForce water spokesman Kim Bremner, said the Government’s ridiculous wild rivers legislation had the potential to halt sustainable development in vast areas of the state. He said the Georgetown meeting would call for a balanced approach to the nomination of the Gregory and Staaten Rivers and the Mornington Inlet as wild, as well as the draft code associated with the legislation.

Declaration of wild rivers kills farming, rural communities: "The declaration of any river as wild would sound the death knell not only for farming and grazing operations, but also for rural communities in the surrounding catchment," Mr Bremner said.

Queensland Country Life, 9/3/2006, p. 3

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