A big crowd is expected at a public water forum in Moama today.
The forum will bring together a host of guest speakers and panellists who will talk about flaws in government water policy and how it is adversely impacting communities across Victoria and NSW.
It has been organised by the Speak Up Campaign, and chair Shelley Scoullar said unless we change the direction of water policy it will continue to threaten the prosperity of our regions, as well as our food security.
‘‘In Australia today we have huge challenges with energy prices, with acknowledgement this has been caused by poor policy over the past decade or so.
‘‘Instead of learning from this, we are making the same mistakes with water policy. If we do not fix it, Australian households risk being hit with ever-increasing food costs, on top of the social and economic pain that will be felt in our rural communities.
‘‘I would encourage everyone with an interest in the future of our regions to attend the forum so we can send a strong message to politicians. Enough is enough; you must fix the mess.
‘‘We must force our nation’s leaders to put politics aside and deliver the balanced Murray-Darling Basin Plan that was promised to us all,” Mrs Scoullar said.
The water forum is at Moama Bowling Club. Registration is at 10.30am for an 11am start.