Australian Agribusiness Water Extraction License Challenged
Native Title Holders Concerned
1 May 2021 by Local Press Report
An indigenous land council has called on Australia's Northern Territory government to review a license to extract 40 billion litres of groundwater per annum granted to Fortune Agribusiness to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs.
The Central Land Council wants an independent peer review of Fortune's environmental management plan and all work halted until the review process is finished. Native title holders want the CLC to pursue all avenues for objection because too little is known about how the decision will affect community drinking water in the decades to come, including the impact on native plants, animals and sacred sites. Source: Yahoo News