Tamworth Regional Council could investigate free access to water for farmers

Jacob McArthur
Updated June 28 2018 - 12:29pm, first published 11:00am
TOUGH TIMES: NSW Farmers Tamworth chair Kevin Tongue said a free water initiative would help. Photo: Gareth Gardner
TOUGH TIMES: NSW Farmers Tamworth chair Kevin Tongue said a free water initiative would help. Photo: Gareth Gardner

TAMWORTH Regional Council could investigate giving away water for farmers to fill their tanks, as Central West councils push a similar initiative.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is opinions editor for The Canberra Times and Australian Community Media. As part of the Canberra Times' production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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