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.