Member for Frome Geoff Brock gathered prominent members of the community and nearby regions to ‘Fight for the Murray’ in Port Pirie last week.
Mayors from neighbouring councils, Sandra Wauchope of Mount Remarkable and Dean Dolling of Barunga West along with Port Pirie Mayor Brenton Vanstone attended the conference where Mr Brock urged the Mid North community to speak out about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
“This is an issue that the community, region and local councils need to start voicing their concerns on,” he said.
“If we don’t voice our concerns, no one in Canberra will look at us when they start to make decisions.
“We are heavily reliant on the Murray River and our industry and human water needs is dependent on a healthy river.”
Mr Brock encouraged those with ideas, suggestions and solutions to put them on Facebook and Twitter.
“I don’t think people realise water is a precious commodity,” Mr Brock said.
District Council of Mount Remarkable Mayor Sandra Wauchope said it was important for regions to take a stand and let people know they are concerned. “It’s come to a stage where we have realised we need to take a stance,” she said.