25 May 2007

Yass goes it alone on Water.

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The ABC ran a story explaining to all and sundry that Yass is rasing its dam wall height, after the talks between the Yass council and ACT Govt in regards to a piping water to our neighbours stalled.

Bill Stefaniak raised a few salient points in regards to the current Canberran Government, and its behaviour to our regional neighbours (agreeing with a liberal – f**k.). many of the town folk of Yass do pop into Canberra rountinely, be it for business or pleasure, in fact most town folk in the Canberra Economic Region do contribute directly to our economy, not too mention provide most of the foodstuffs that we gorge upon on a daily basis. I believe that ensuring that our regional neighours and ourselves have a safe and reliable supply of drinking water would be the neighbourly thing to do.

I see it as a shame, that after all the bleating from this Government about Sydney and its behvioural arrogance, that our glorious leader is complete pin head.

As my saviour, Larry the gimp says; sharing sugar with your neighbours, sure beats running away from them as they stab you.

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ohh I should have said “would be denied”

Good Call, I never thought of it from that angle …

Because Sonic is saying that Yass would not agree that more hobby farmers along the pipeline route would not be denied water from the pipeline.

Build a pipeline and those near it will demand to tap into it. Thus they would be profiting from the infrastructure that was not designed for them.

oops : Allegedly ….

Can you please explain how ALL hobby farmers profit from a pipeline to Yass?
I’m totally on tanks. No bore , no mains , yet I’m a “hobby farmer” allagedly .
A slightly less general statement might be the go Pandy …..

Nothing wrong in making everyone live in the borders of the ACT. why should hobby farmers profit?

by the way Pandy, people who believe that they own water (ie: the ACT govt) are poor deluded souls. Water cannot be owned like property or controlled like a state. Water is a substance that everyone regardless, of location creed etc, should be entitled too. A perfecct example of this bun fight out of our country, and ten years ahead of where we are is the Congo. The UN has just installed one of the more brutal war lords as an interim leader of a sovreign nation in a knee reaction to a 10 year odd blue over water. I know this wont happen here, but i dfo beleive that Mr Turnbulls monopoly style of politics will lead to a few dramas. At least he hs got half of states to sign on i guess.

running on that logic, mael. it would then be paid off for a period of fifty odd years before some public servant finds out that the most basic of rules were not followed at the inception and the ‘loan’ as such, is actually a furphy, and then all bets are off, ala googong.

If we were to emulate our Federal initiatives on this issue, we would offer to build it for them for a 99 year lease on an area of Yass, to be absorbed into the ACT.

I do not consider this a stupid idea.

As Sonic said, it is a Pitt St problem too and they have been dragging there feet on the issue. Sonic said he would supply 1 gigalitre a year and build a pipe diameter to suit.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt9:22 am 25 May 07

Good to see that Yass is actually taking some action. The ACT govt would rather talk, argue, bitch, moan, and do media releases than actually take any action toward solving a real problem. Maybe if the ACT took some sensible action we would have a future too.

This is not an international human rights issue. Therefore Sonic is unconcerned for their welfare.

Sonic is right. Sure give water to Yass: a set allocation per yea for the given population. But the frackers from Yass want to expand Murrumbateman with their 5 acre blocks. And they want to build a suburban subdivision on the other side of Hall. How long will it before Yass starts bleating that they want more water that the ACT does not have?

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