My Idea involves connecting the rivers of Australia together to bring life to its arid deserts, providing much needed help to the Australian agriculture sector and drought-proofing the country.
The Australian coast is covered in rich river systems that slowly die off as they reach the arid parts of central Australia. A federal project, the likes the world has never seen would involve creating the worlds largest man made river system, linking all states and territories to the Indian and pacific oceans. Carefully planned around aboriginal heritage, The project would be grid up into sections and tendered out to promote a large number of local jobs in each state, utilizing the downturn in the mining industry in WA and Queensland.
The boost to the economy in the decades to follow would be vast, as well as making most of central Australia livable.