Bundaberg farmers and business owners have raised $1 Million to fund a class action against the Queensland Government and Sunwater.
Tom Marland, Marland Law, is leading the class action on behalf of the farmers.
Tom Marland said farmers have been eager to see the class action fact tracked since word of the dam’s dire situation became public.
“I can understand why the local farming community is so worried about the potential of very low announced allocations in July this year”.
“Bundaberg is a very large horticultural crop growing area and the problem is that if the price of water goes up, you’ve got an increased squeeze on horticultural crops”.
“That has huge repercussions across the entire area that not only affects the farmers but the agronomists, fertilizer suppliers, contract harvesters and local businesses”.
“The government never really put their mind to all of these flow-on effects before they did what they did”.
“Paradise dam was originally predicted to be empty by June, the revised figures are that it will be empty by the end of [March]”, Tom Marland said in a recent press release.
Bundaberg farmers have also engaged class action expert Douglas Campbell QC along with barristers Matthew Donovan and Justin Byrne, to assist with the development of the case.
To support Bundaberg farmers further please direct your attention to: https://paradisedamclassaction.com.au