S4 E08 Mildura part 1: The Mallee, the Murray and the Mayor

Following on from our last episode with Rob Law we head up to Mildura, over 400km to the north of Castlemaine.

My interest in Mildura has been growing lately. It is a regional city sitting right on the mighty Murray River, and at the heart of a region called the Mallee. I have been up to Mildura twice this year and have collected interviews each time.

Why Mildura? According to climate projections my town may have a climate more like Mildura’s within decades. I’d also heard about the huge solar farms going in up there and was curious about these developments.

This interview was conducted in March 2021, with Mildura’s mayor, Jason Modica and councillor for environment and sustainability Jodi Reynolds. We talk about the environmental and social issues specific to the region, with water and solar power obviously up the top of the list.

Links:

Mildura City Council

Marian Wilkinson: The Carbon Club

Richard Beasley – Dead in the Water

Don Watson – The Bush

Brewarrina fish traps

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Episode Links:


This episode was created in 2021 as part of a series called Saltgrass: Turning the Goldfields Green, which was created with support from MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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