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Task force to examine potential for further land and water development in northern Australia, says Minister

Posted by waterweek on 2 October 2007

The National Plan for Water Security looked decades into the future — not a few years but the rest of this century, said Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, in the Federal Parliament on 14 August 2007.

A long-term job: “We are endeavouring to set up the most efficient use of Australia’s water over many decades to come,” Turnbull said. “We have established a northern Australia task force whose task it is to examine the potential for further land and water development in northern Australia. This is a long-term job. The reality is that water projects are always controversial. They always take a long time to build. The environmental issues are always complex and take a long time to examine. But you have to start somewhere.”

Reference: Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Federal Member for Wentworth, House of Representative, Commonwealth, 14 August 2007.

Erisk Net, 19/8/2007

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