Farmers mess of red tape
A REDUCTION in the amount of bureaucratic red tape involved in environmental projects for farmers will help build a sustainable region, LNP climate change and sustainability spokesperson Glen Elmes said yesterday.
Mr Elmes was in Bundaberg yesterday speaking with a number of environmental groups and said the amount of hoop jumping farmers had to complete was holding the region back.
“The cane farmers, for example, have a deadline for water allocations during the middle of crush,” he said.
“We have been arguing that deadline should be fixed to later in the year to keep so farmers have more time when they are not out tending to their crops.”
During his visit, Mr Elmes and Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey spoke with Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable growers about the flying fox problem, the Elliott River Restoration Group, Bundaberg Sugar about sand extraction and Cameray Holdings about their recycling facility.
The pair also met with the Burnett Mary Regional Group and Bundaberg Regional Council to talk about environmental issues in the area.