Winton, QLD

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Subject: Winton, QLD
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:47:54 +1000
It could be suggested that if the environment is there, for birds (and other 
fauna) to use, in conjunction with filling the waste water treatment role, then 
that serves a purpose that should be our focus, if we have a real interest in 
conservation of birds. Writing about it as though the focus should be our 
tourist interests tends to mock the aspect of the use for the birds (at least 
just a bit). Of course I am also someone who likes to be able to get into good 
bird habitat to see the birds, but in the end, my enjoyment is trivial and is 
less important than that the birds are able to get into good bird habitat. When 
I travel I actually don't spend much money, in comparison with other types of 
tourists (I suspect most of bird watchers are like that). 


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Subject: Winton, QLD

And general health and safety risks and liabilities around open water, human 
health risks (wastewater), drinking water contamination risks (dams), 
unintentional interference with operations and so on and so on....
Speaking from personal experience most water utilities would be happy to take 
the 'greenie points' of having facilities as an environmental and community 
benefit, but please try and have some sympathy with the difficulties often 
presented to acheiving this which is after all a 'nice to have', not a core 

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