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Water price surges in the pipeline for Wide Bay farmers

by Ted Sorensen
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Queensland farmers in Wide Bay are staring down the barrel of substantial water price increases, under the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s move towards ‘cost-reflective’ pricing for water. The review currently underway by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has highlighted that the Lower Mary, Bundaberg, and Upper Burnett irrigation schemes, are facing significant and unsustainable price increases. LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Dale Last has pointed directly to the submission from peak industry representative group Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF). “The QFF used state owned Sunwater’s own ‘cost-reflective’ numbers to identify significant price increases for farmers already struggling under…