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Petitions flood in against Vic water pipeline

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A petition opposing a proposed 70-kilometre pipeline linking Victoria’s Goulburn Valley to Melbourne’s Sugarloaf Reservoir, is gaining momentum.

Member for Benalla, Bill Sykes, said his office had already received anti-pipeline petitions with more than 5,500 signatures.

Petitions with “thousands more signatures” were expected to flood in during the next few days.

Meanwhile a WIN TV viewer opinion poll reportedly has 9pc against the pipeline and 4pc for the pipeline.

It follows anti-pipeline rallies at Kerang, Vic, and Shepparton, Vic, earlier this week.

Kerang rally organiser and Cohuna, Vic, dairy farmer, John Keely said rural communities supported the $2.2 billion plan to upgrade the aging Goulburn Murray irrigator infrastructure.

But they did not accept that the only way to fund the work was by giving away a slice of the water savings.

SOURCE: Extract of breaking news from report and analysis published in Stock & Land, Vic, July 12.

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Written by Greg Naylor

13 July 2007 at 9:38 pm

Posted in media release

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