IBN news is reporting that Jon Stanhope is considering piping water to Yass and Goulburn if a joint NSW/ ACT application under the National Water Fund is successful.
At this stage no application has been made although Mr Stanhope has apparently written to the Prime Minister who has approved of the idea.
This is quite a turn around for the Chief Minister given his ‘die in a ditch’ comment after Pru Goward suggested taking water from Googong and piping it to Goulburn.
Could it be that the prospect of millions of dollars from the federal government has changed his mind?
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[ED – More likely it’s his and Morris Iemma’s attempt to get shaft Pru Goward’s water plan with NSW going to the polls next month]