The Chief Minister has put out a media release on his visit to new works at Googong. Apparently they can now move water out of Cotter, into Googong, and from thence to us. One wonders what has happened to the millions spent to be able to pump directly from Cotter?
ABC Online has more on this and it would seem that while we won’t be forced into Stage 3 this summer we’ll be stuck on Stage 2 pretty much forever until we run out in 2023 (bearing in mind it’ll take 20 years to build a new damn and it’s 2005 already). As Mr Stanhope only plans to win “a further four years beyond” the next election I suppose that makes it someone else’s problem
The Chief Minister seems to relish telling us how to flush our own toilets for the next 7 years, rather than setting a sustainable price and letting us make up our own silly minds.