Surely the substantive issue isn’t who the allocation was sold …

Comment on The Greens are wrong on station sale: MacFarlane by Pete Path.

Surely the substantive issue isn’t who the allocation was sold to, but why Ms MacFarlane was able to secure a license for such a large amount of water she didn’t have a use for? She then immediately went looking for a buyer.
Hell yeah, it’s a contentious grant. To the casual observer, it really does look like Tina’s mates gifted her water to boost the sale value of Stylo.
Water trading within zones is an important part of appropriate management, but a large allocation for one purpose should not be transferable for another without any reassessment.
Our water control processes need to be tight when it comes to transferring licenses. The Stylo allocation should be reviewed in the context of the new operator.

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