Cropping land needs attention

THE Queensland Government’s persistent and continuing delays in introducing the Strategic Cropping Land Protection legislation is pushing people to the point of desperation, according to the Member for Gregory, Vaughan Johnson.

Mr Johnson said if the issue was not addressed quickly, he believed the people would revolt and that he “would back them to the hilt”.

“It appears that exploration for resources in the strategic cropping land mapped areas of my electorate has gone into overdrive since the policy was made public,” he told the House.

“There are 87 farms in the Golden Triangle area south of Emerald - in the Orion, Comet, Springsure, Rolleston area - that are subject to being rendered useless because of their proximity to coal and gas deposits.

“This is the most productive country in Queensland for growing specialised cereal crops of the world’s best quality.”


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