Katy and Simon have let it be known that the ACT is all signed up to the Murray Darling Basin Agreement:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, today announced that the ACT has signed the Murray Darling Basin Agreement which will help secure the future of the Murray-Darling Basin.
“This is an important step in restoring the health of the Murray-Darling Basin,” the Chief Minister said.
“The ACT has also achieved a better funding result than first proposed – the ACT will now receive $98,000 in 2012-13 and a total of $2.28 million by 2019-20.
“The ACT is committed to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Implementation as the best way forward in addressing the agricultural and environmental issues in the Basin and ensuring the ACT’s ability to provide a secure water supply for our growth into the future.”
One can’t help but wonder if, in a teensy bit under 100 days, the political dynamic might shift a bit from the needs of Labor voting urbanites in Canberra towards rural agriculture.
* for those ignorant of the classics, Twilight of the Gods.