“Mrs Dunne said that her advice was that neither the bore on site nor water from the lake was being used.
“The idea of building the Arboretum in a drought doesn’t sit well with many in the community, I am quite sure they would be even more upset if Stanhope Labor were using potable water and not being honest with the community.”
UPDATED: Jon Stanhope’s media release is now online. The full cast of dignitaries, excluding PM and CM was:
“His Excellency Mr Murat N Ersavci, Ambassador of Turkey; His Excellency Dr John Larkindale, High Commissioner for New Zealand; Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, Chief of the Defence Force, and Major General Bill Crews, National President, Returned and Services League of Australia.”