National Party MPs call for more dams as states invest in other solutions to Australia’s water crisis

ABC News 13/10/19 – Lucy Barbour

Dams have long been a part of the National Party psyche and its members believe they’re what their constituents want, expect and demand.

But dams are a tricky business. They are ecologically controversial and can take years to reach the building phase because of lengthy environmental approvals, land purchases and business cases.

And more often than not, dams in regional Australia do not provide value for money because they are designed to benefit agriculture.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-13/dams-and-other-solutions-to-drought-water-crisis-nationals-mps/11593394

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