Doug Waters from Burrum Heads next to a hole he dug to fix the road beside his property. It filled up during the floods and now rural firefighters use it to fill their trucks.
Doug Waters from Burrum Heads next to a hole he dug to fix the road beside his property. It filled up during the floods and now rural firefighters use it to fill their trucks. Alistair Brightman

Water hole has potential to protect animals and humans

WATER means life in Australia - I'll bet the wildlife has increased around Mr Waters' pool in the Burrum Coast National Park, not just the endangered Wallum froglet.

Where there is permanent water, there is life in Australia and many animals and human lives have been saved by someone's provision of a water source in an out of the way place where no water arrives in pipes or tanks.

There are no taps throughout national parks.

Good on you Doug Waters, pity some AWI (authority without intelligence) public servants weren't more oendangered than they claim they are. We'd all be better off.

  • Eleanor Southwick is interested in talking to other people in the Wide Bay region about the issue. Her contact number is (07) 4159 9374.


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