Rescind Southern Downs regional council's water extraction and distribution

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Bob Lee
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Stop the commercial mining and sale of Australia's Great Artesian water supply by Joyful View Garden Real Estate Development Resort Pty Ltd, which has been granted approval by Southern Down Councillors to operate a water extraction and distribution facility at Cherrabah, a large property at Elbow Valley near the Queensland-New South Wales border. At the 18 December council meeting, a “water contingency plan” that discussed the dire situation for Stanthorpe and Warwick, and attempts to find alternate “emergency” supply of water. Anyone outside of town water supply has already likely run out of water. Many are reliant on local charity operations.The plan noted that Stanthorpe could run dry within weeks, and additional water was already being trucked to Storm King dam. Water supply in Warwick, which is also being used to support Stanthorpe, will be exhausted without significant rain by mid to late 2020.