Whilst water is crucial to the survival of the Granite Belt horticultural industry, it is imperative that the general supply is bolstered for the sake and survival of our community, its citizens, businesses and associated livelihoods. It is for this reason that the Granite Belt Growers Association is a proud and vehement supporter of the Granite Belt Irrigation Project due to the absolute need for additional water to survive and thrive, both now and into the future.
In the midst of drought, many of us were heard saying that “we are one day closer to rain.” Now the pain of the 2019/2020 drought has eased for some, and we are focused on the fact that “we are one day closer to the next drought.”
Without added water security, the Granite Belt cannot grow and progress. Without Emu Swamp Dam, the government will be putting the rubber stamp on our limit of production over the next 100 years. When the next drought comes, it will wipe out another $100 million dollars worth of production.
We, the undersigned, call on the Queensland Government to approve the release of funds from the federal government for the continuation of the Emu Swamp Dam Project, and for the project to be placed into the "Go" phase of production.
The Support Emu Swamp Dam petition to Queensland Government was written by Narissa Corfe and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.