I am lobbing for the best outcome putting forward experience based concerns for the bush, particularly where business is limited by resource via climate and societal re-evaluation!
Many Isolated river communities in Australia that were born from water based agriculture or to service hubs, are now political burdens with less water, farms, revenue and sustainable services along with more labour efficient Technology and unemployment!
The previous Government once suggested people just move to the city?
What is the total Economy cost in letting these communities die through natural nutrition?
Negative revenue, degrading infrastructure, crime, physical/mental health, homelessness, loss of culture, arts, history and tourism!
Also increased burdens on major hubs to maintain network connections and extend social service boundaries. Maybe you just like to drive in the country and find it annoying a town no longer has a garage, ATM and VISA or the fuel is too expensive.
The problem is considerably complex and costly with the variable of Telecommunications access a limiting factor along with a large number of outback Australians still Computer illiterate!
I see the internet as the new opportunity without social or economic exclusion!
The new re-emergence of family corner stores that trade global!