Introduction to draft policy on Victoria's water distribution

Crow, Maurie (1968) Introduction to draft policy on Victoria's water distribution. unpublished. (Unpublished)


The enclosed draft was prepared before Bolte made his pre-election statement on April 21st 1964 that irrespective of the findings of the State Parliamentary Public Works Committee on Melbourne's future water supply, his Government would not permit the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to take any water from north of the Dividing Range and added insult to injury to his own experts on April 24th by admitting that his government had had such an opinion even before setting up the Committee of Enquiry. The "GUARDIAN" statement by Rex Mortimer of April 30th is based on this draft, and was published to challenge Bolte's unprincipled vote-catching attitude on the issue. However our policy needs to be examined carefully and critically by all comrades likely to have some knowledge about different aspects of it, with a view to evolving a water-plan for Victoria.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords energy, ecology, conservation, metropolitan water supply, Horsham, optimum size of Melbourne, Gippsland, Goulburn Valley, farming community, Melbourne's future water supply, rival water schemes, Yarra, Maribyrnong, chlorination water scheme, Australian Paper Manufacturers, Water Supply Commission, Warburton, communist party policy, decentralisation of industry, irrigation, Centralised Water Authority, untreated water, Yarra Warrandyte dam scheme, CROW-BOX23-25-12-DOC1
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