As you may know by now, one month after the EES Panel gave it’s “findings” to the Vic Planning Misister (J.Madden) we hear from Madden that there is no reason to not allow the project to go ahead (though he admitted there would be harm done)
On TV our representative Chris Heislers explained that the result was predictable given that the narrowness of the scope of the EES Inquiry (and indeed the EES itself) .
Watershed was warned in September of 2008 by legal counsel and others with experience in Panel Hearings that the Wonthaggi Desal EES was set up to get the result the government wanted.
Cartoonist Colin Suggett saw this clearly way back in mid 2008 - and summed up the situation perfectly . . . .