This petition asks the Parliament of Victoria to request the Victorian Government refer the possible expansion of Lake Buffalo, and its connection to Lake Nillahcootie via a pipeline, to the new national water authority for investigation
We, the undersigned, ask Members of Parliament to recognise:
· The land around Lake Buffalo was always set aside for a future project to create Big Buffalo.
· Irrigators are crying out for greater water security and reliability, which Big Buffalo could deliver.
· Big Buffalo could help reduce reliance on Lake Victoria, where there are huge evaporative losses every year and Aboriginal artefacts are being disturbed.
· The Federal Government has $3.5 billion on the table for water investments and the Victorian Government must secure our fair share.