Tag Archives: Gulf Water resource Plan

Minister Lynham

Labor to release less than 20 per cent of Gilbert water

Palaszczuk Labor government stifles agricultural development and jobs on Lower Cape York Peninsula Labor releases just a fraction of 467,000 megalitres of available water released for agriculture from the Gilbert Catchment area Labor approach is anti-agriculture and anti-northern development Almost 11 months after the EIS process for the IFED project lapsed, the Palaszczuk Government has […]

Flinders & Gilbert 2


It’s now more than four months since IFED’s Coordinated Project status on the Gilbert River lapsed, after it failed to lodge its EIS on time. Despite previously using the IFED project as an excuse, the Palaszczuk Government has since failed to release more than 450,000 megalitres of unallocated water in the Gilbert catchment, within the […]

Flinders & Gilbert 2

Labor makes mess of Gulf Water Plan

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has made a mess of the release of additional volumes of water entitlements from the Gulf Water Resource Plan, while adopting contradictory processes for two major green field irrigation projects in the Flinders and Gilbert River catchments. Shadow Minister for State Development and Natural Resources, Andrew Cripps, drew attention to the […]