As you are aware the West Australian government has completed their consultation to industry about introducing water licensing fees.
This is obviously concerning for vegetable growers who are already dealing with spiraling input costs.
I encourage all growers to send the letter (download here) to Honorable Dave Kelly MLA, Water Minister detailing your opposition to the potential fee structures and outline the impacts to your business.
If you download the letter you can customize the first line to include your region and crop and then sign the bottom of the letter. You can email this directly to Honorable Dave Kelly MLA Minister.Kelly@dpc.wa.gov.au or via fax on (08) 6552-6101 or post to:
Honourable Dave Kelly MLA
Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
8th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Please don’t hesitate to call John Shannon on 08 9486 7515 if you would like to discuss this letter or the issue further.
For our part, vegetablesWA is strongly making the voice of industry heard by government on this very important issue.