Plan to ship water

Posted on October 16, 2006 

Plan to ship water

A fleet of supertankers shipping in hundreds of millions of litres of water every week could be the solution to the drought threatening Australia’s cities.

Ambitious plans are being developed to ship desperately needed water to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from Tasmania, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea.

Proponents say it would cost a fraction of new dams, desalination plants or the pipeline between north Queensland and Brisbane being considered by the Beattie Government.

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