Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline protesters vow to fight on

Broken Hill pipeline protest. 
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Broken Hill pipeline protest. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

OPPONENTS of the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline say they will fight on despite the NSW Government's intention to finish construction by the end of the year.

About 100 people gathered at Fotherby Park in Wentworth from this morning to rally against the $467 million project.

Those at the protest included lower Darling farmers, Mildura and Wentworth councillors, members of the Aboriginal community from Wentworth and as far as Wilcannia and Broken Hill residents who spoke out against the pipeline.

The government says the pipeline has been assessed as the best long-term solution to shore up Broken Hill’s water supply.

Environmental impacts on the Darling River, the fate of the Menindee Lakes and a lack of community consultation were among the concerns raised at the protest.

See Friday's Sunraysia Daily, 16/2/2018, for photos and full coverage. To subscribe to our Digital Edition, click here

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