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Council cops out on frack-free zone

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Opts instead for an almost meaningless request that the NT Government protect the Alice Springs water supply now and into the future. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Getting all steamed up over water

Water restrictions should not hamper economic development in Alice Springs. That has been the view taken to the town's Water Advisory Committee since its inception by its members from the Town Council and the business community. The committee's head, Anne Pye, resigned at the end of June when the NT government decreed that the water availability for the town should be assured for 200 rather than 300 years. She took the view, as does committee member Jimmy Cocking from the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), that the government's move is acting in disregard of community opinion. This is clearly far from the truth. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Pictured: Commonage sewage ponds, courtesy Bob Taylor. While we are arguing about water supply in 300 years' time, we waste three billion litres a year by disposing of sewage through evaporation, at the Alice Springs treatment plant south of The Gap.

 

LETTER: Blow-in Enviro Nazis – hands off our water!

I was disgusted by a recent presentation to Council on the Water Smart Program. It is supposed to be a forerunner to the setting up of a group to draw up water rules for our community, whether we want those rules or not, writes Steve Brown.

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