Erin O’Donnell and Barry Hart write in The Conversation (10.2.16):
‘The push for development in northern Australia is gathering momentum, with the government recently releasing a draft of its Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to help finance large projects.
‘The development of northern Australia will crucially depend on harnessing the north’s abundant available water resources. Over the next five years the government will develop plans to manage these water resources.
However we have to get these plans right from the start to ensure the north’s waters are developed sustainably. To do so, we can start by looking south.’