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Monday, 24 May 1965

Senator BENN (through Senator O'Byrne) asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development, upon notice -

1.   Has the Northern Division of the Department of National Development made an examination of the Burdekin watershed to assess the possibilities of water conservation projects which could provide irrigation for cane lands and other areas suitable for producing a variety of crops?

2.   Has the Division looked into the matter of fluctuating supplies of underground water for sugar cane growing purposes in the delta of the lower Burdekin in order to ascertain what action is necessary to provide an adequate, uniform supply throughout the year?

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