Burnett River sunset after steamy day
Burnett River sunset after steamy day

Letters: Burnett River our best asset

Letters: BILL Moorhead (NM, 3/7) echoes my sentiments.

I have lived in Bundaberg and Bargara for 47 years and have witnessed the great progress the area has experienced.

I was attracted here for two main reasons.

Besides the wonderful weather here I knew that being an irrigation area with guaranteed water supply and assured crops (albeit with low prices sometimes) the city would always have a stabilised base.

This same influence made Griffith, in the Riverina of New South Wales, an exceptionally strong town because it was a part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area where I farmed for 12 years.

We should be grateful for this stability which enables us to endure the occasional downturn.

I am forwarding these reasons because they give Bundaberg and surrounds a sound base to preserve our asset and allow us to grow further as a progressive city.

So I am with Bill. Stop knocking Bundaberg and give sensible consideration to the river plan which could enhance another great asset, the Burnett River.

DICK BITCON

Bargara



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