OK, so we’ve all chuckled at the hayseeds throwing their toys out of the pram along the Murray Darling consultation track.
Today Simon Corbell has outlined what the plan would mean to the ACT:
The ACT community will face permanent water restrictions until 2035 and the ACT economy will suffer by up to $220 million a year if reductions to the ACT’s water allocations occur as proposed in the Draft Guide to the Basin Plan, released by the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Simon Corbell, said today.
The analysis is contained in a report commissioned by the ACT Government from the Centre for International Economics that looks at the cost to the Territory of proposed cuts to the ACT’s water allocation, confirming that the reductions proposed would have an unfair and significant impact on the ACT.
“ACT residents are facing the prospect of stage 2 and 3 permanent water restrictions up to 2026, and stage 3 to 4 restrictions up to 2035 and beyond if the proposed cuts by the MDBA become a reality,” Mr Corbell said.
So what do we think of those apples?
UPDATE: We’ve found the report for those who want to read it in the raw.