HIPCo unveils irrigation plan foundation stone but state support not known

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated October 8 2019 - 1:33am, first published October 7 2019 - 10:45am
Former Queensland Treasury Corporation chairman Sir Leo Hielscher and assistant minister for road safety and freight transport Scott Buchholz unveil the foundation stone to the acclaim of Kennedy MP Bob Katter, HIPCo chairman Shane McCarthy, Flinders deputy mayor Sean O'Neill and and Senator Susan McDonald.

While the state government's approval is so far untested, supporters of the multi-million dollar Hughenden Irrigation Project were on Monday hailing it as a platform for the Morrison government to help north west Queensland and beyond achieve full prosperity.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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