WALSH’S WATER PLAN DISAPPEARS DOWN THE DRAIN

WALSH’S WATER PLAN DISAPPEARS DOWN THE DRAIN

Posted on 09. Mar, 2011 in News

The Coalition has broken yet another election promise failing to deliver their water road map within 100 days of forming Government, Labor Water spokesman John Lenders said today.

Mr Lenders said Water Minister Peter Walsh had pledged to provide Victorians with a water road map under its Living Melbourne, Living Victoria election policy.

“All we have seen from the Coalition Government is backslapping and self congratulations on their first 100 days,” Mr Lenders said.

“What Victorians want to see is Mr Walsh delivering on his promises to set out a clear plan for water use in our state.

“Mr Walsh promised to deliver a report within 100 days and today the Minister is nowhere to be seen.

“He has already acknowledged that his pledge was ‘very ambitious and challenging’.”

Mr Lenders said the Baillieu Government had failed to introduce one new law despite having control of both houses of State Parliament.

“This is a Government paralysed by indecision and is acting like an opposition in exile,” he said.

“The only major decision made by Mr Walsh was to scrap Target 155, a campaign that saved billions of litres of water.

“Mr Walsh said the campaign that helped reduce Victoria’s water consumption was nothing but spin.

“Today, we see that Mr Walsh himself has been caught out on his own promises and Victorians are still waiting for the Coalition’s water policy statement.”

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