South Sister St. Marys, Tasmania

South Sister - effect on employment

Poppy cultivation Poppy cultivation under irrigation

Various farms in the area rely directly on water from the South Sister to irrigate their crops and provide water for stock as well as for domestic use. These farms provide seasonal employment for many people but if the water quantity and quality is reduced due to logging, they may no longer be able to provide such employment.

Businesses in and around St Marys provide many services to tourists including petrol stations, supermarkets, hotel, cafes, accommodation etc. Tourism and hence employment will be affected if St Marys icon is harmed.

Sheep grazing in the vicinity of South Sister Sheep grazing
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