Cheaper Water for Queensland Farmers

Agriculture has always been a key industry to the Queensland economy, as best demonstrated by the vital role it played during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government partnered with the agricultural sector and the 334,000 jobs it supports to keep open the sector.

We've always understood that the future of the agricultural sector is bright, with continued demand for quality local produce and international export markets continuing to expand.

That's why a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will partner with industry and directly reduce the price of water in Queensland irrigation schemes to ensure that we can facilitate more crops, more jobs and more value.

We're committing $50 million which will build on existing savings made – and will benefit over 6,400 farmers in Queensland.

Only a Palaszczuk Labor Government will back our farmers.

Read our full policy here.

KEY PLEDGES
$50 million to build on existing savings
Benefiting over 6,400 farmers in Queensland
Partnering with industry to reduce the price of water in Queensland irrigation schemes
Facilitating more crops, more jobs and more value