FEDERAL WATER GRANT TO SA EVAPORATES
Updated April 20, 2012, 2:25 pm
A parliamentary inquiry has heard a $328 million federal grant for
Adelaide’s desalination plant will largely be clawed back by
reductions in South Australia’s GST payments.
Under-treasurer Brett Rowse has told the inquiry the method used to
calculate GST means the payment will have a net budget benefit of only
Opposition finance spokesman Rob Lucas says the payment was good
public relations for the Federal Government, but the actual benefit
for SA water users appears minimal.
“What’ve seen today is that water ratepayers in SA will be the ones
paying through a tripling of water prices [for] the total cost of the
desal plant,” he said.
“The Commonwealth grant is very, very small, or next to useless.”
SA Water has been in dispute with AdelaideAqua over penalties imposed
because of delays during construction of the desalination plant.
The SA Government has not revealed the sum proposed as penalties but
the Opposition says it could amount to $50 million.” end quote
=-LOOKING FURTHER Perhaps they should change their water use habits,
seeing the rainfall has not been as generous as here in the eastern &
The report, by Dr Jennifer Marohasy, says the Lower Lakes are a
naturally estuarine environment and so do not need as much freshwater
to be maintained.
Last I heard Ms Marohasy had married and was living at Yeppoon – part
of the Rockhampton Regional Shire, Queensland. Perhaps her report is
a few year old, or she works from home??
Or commutes up and down the Murray on a good Floater Fund..
Even abc.net.au MEDIA WATCH .. is asking
Her reply –http://jennifermarohasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/JenniferMarohasy_ReplytoMediaWatch_Amended12March.pdf
I had been a great follower & believer of Ms Marohasy’s written word,
and am quiet disappointed
in what is going down .. both sides & why she gets ‘her partner’
involved in her ‘Blue’ or Squabble with the Media??
An example of his work can be seen & downloaded at:
This web site is not only for Qld planning, covers many aspects
and all of Australia, just takes time to research the researcher
& planners of this country. No doubt they don’t have the
final say, but the do the planning.. the ground work.
I have provided many references, but have really not addressed my
Letting others do the searching..FARM ON LINE how-much-water-does-the-murray-actually-need
The Australian research outlines the amazing twists and turns of the Met Office’s ‘concerted efforts’ to prevent disclosure of information relating to the workings of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=7189