Sir Leo Hielscher

November 19, 2019

One of the architects of the LNP’s “New Bradfield Scheme” to irrigate inland Queensland will be the guest speaker at AgForces’s “Climate For Change” forum in Dalby on Friday (November 22).

Sir Leo Hielscher, former chairman of Queensland Treasury Corporation, will provide insights into the proposal.

“The forum will be hosted by radio personality Craig Zonca and feature a range of expert speakers on the latest innovations in agriculture,” AgForce South-East Queensland president Caro Harris said.

“Sir Leo will provide insights in the economic, financial and social importance of water security.

“Sir Leo is one of the key figures responsible for transforming Queensland’s economy, government funding model and approach to delivering public infrastructure as Under-Treasurer in the 1980s and later as inaugural chairman of QTC.”

Tim Neale, of agritech company Data Farming, will discuss new agronomy tools and techniques.

Kingaroy-based Damien O’Sullivan, from the Northern Australia Climate Program, will discuss new technologies available to assist climate-based decision-making.

Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee chairman Brent Finlay will explain how the fund is being developed to maximise benefits to primary producers.

AgForce SEQ Council member Tom Marland will speak about “Farming, Forestry and Fire” while General President Georgie Somerset will provide an update on the “Stand up For Regional Queensland” campaign.

The free forum will be held from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Dalby Events Centre following the annual regional update for South-East Queensland AgForce members.

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