Today is your last chance to make a submission to help save the Martuwarra Fitzroy River in WA’s Kimberly region from large-scale water extraction.
The Martuwarra Fitzroy River is under threat of a possible major water extraction that could see over 365 billion litres of water diverted from the river for intensive agricultural projects.
Today is the last chance for the public to make a submission to the WA Government about the proposal. Submissions close at 5pm AWST (eastern states crew, you’ve still got time!).
The Traditional Owners of the area have an intrinsic connection to the Martuwarra Fitzroy River. Alongside filmmakers have released ‘Voices of the River’ a six part series that details the connection between the Aboriginal locals, the land, and the river.
The latest episode was released last night. Give it a watch to find out why this river is so crucial to the region and its people and animals.
But Traditional Owners are not the only ones concerned about this proposal. Scientists, recreational fishers, environmental groups, and locals are worried they’ll witness a Murray-Darling River style catastrophe happen to their river as well.
To make a submission to the WA Government, you can either fill out the online survey, send a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out Voices of the River’s submission form and send a prewritten email in seconds, or write something in your own words.
Check out the rest of the Voices of the River clips on the Facebook page.
Feature photo thanks to WA Tourism