Signs of the Times
Yellow signs and what they mean – it’s time to protect our prime agricultural land from short sighted, inappropriate development – are spreading. They are over the border in Queensland, where the food bowl Darling Downs are threatened; they can be found on Haystack Plains near Jambour where the poignant video, “You can’t eat coal for breakfast”, originates, and around scenic Gloucester and Stroud in NSW where the productive river flats and pristine Mammy Johnson river are also threatened by inappropriate mining licences and weak regulation.
But the signs are not just on the land. Signs are to be found in Sydney and Brisbane because city people and their kids are becoming increasingly concerned about the quality and security of their clean food and water.
It’s a sign of the times, and those times are changing. With elections looming in NSW and QLD we trust that our governments are listening.
Read the Country Life article.