House debates

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Questions without Notice


3:10 pm

Photo of Tony WindsorTony Windsor (New England, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister, and it relates to the government’s commitment to critical human water needs within the Murray-Darling Basin. Is the Prime Minister aware that the township of Barraba, north of Tamworth, has effectively run out of water from normal sources and is entirely reliant on emergency groundwater bores for its highly restricted water supply? Given that this town has been experiencing a water crisis for some years now and that the only long-term solution is a pipeline to Split Rock Dam, would the Prime Minister be amenable to investigating a financial solution in conjunction with the Tamworth Regional Council and the New South Wales government?


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