Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Editor June 21, 2017

HEALTH OF OUR RIVERS

Dear Editor,

I do ask who is the ‘noisy minority’ referred to by John Pettigrew in his Letter to the Editor on June 14, 2017.

Yes that’s the Goulburn Valley Environmental Group (GVEG), hmmmm? Looking forward to GVEG’s answer.

Silence will allow the promotion of this minority group called GVEG and their ‘fake news.’

GVEG and its members who say we should all benefit from the river but want to halve the irrigation footprint of the Goulburn Valley by 50 percent.

A 50 percent reduction in our irrigation footprint would shut down our community as we know it.

Ask the local dairy, agricultural and horticultural industry what would happen to our future generations if such a reduction would happen.

Irrigation underpins 70 percent of communities worth.

Also a flood that would fill Loch Garry would most certainly flood private property.

As a community we should shun the fake news of this group.

The irrigators of this valley have saved the environment from many a dry river and we must thank them for this.

Environmental groups only highjack the foresight of irrigation to put their own fake spin on it.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Threlfall