After 50 years the water treatment plant in the Derwent Valley still produces quality for southern Tasmania.
Senators will this week debate changes to the "water trigger" legislation, but they must not fall for Tony Abbott's "one-stop-shop" slogan.
The Government is working under the guise of reducing red tape when what will actually happen is the watering down of legislation that offers some environmental oversight and protection.
I was instrumental in introducing the existing legislation and it would be a retrograde step to wind it back.
Former Federal New England MP Tony Windsor is warning the Abbott Government that its proposal to hand environmental approvals back to states could provoke unrest.