It was the "mismanagement" of the Murray Darling Basin that Petrus Van Der Steen says made him stand for the Parkes electorate.
Mr Van Der Steen is the United Australia Party candidate for the Parkes seat in the upcoming federal election.
The 56-year-old works as a musician and entertainer in the club circuit across NSW and south-east Queensland.
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"I decided to stand for Parkes after witnessing gross mismanagement of the Murray Darling Basin, which should concern every Australian as it is our life line in the outback & for our agricultural sector," Mr Van Der Steen said.
"Our water security is under severe threat."
The candidate said the main issues for the electorate were: water security, drought relief, economic support for regional areas, taxation reform, infrastructure development healthcare and jobs.
"When I travel around the electorate all these issues are being highlighted by our constituents with the comment that they're not being heard by our government, which has added desperation and frustration with them," Mr Van Der Steen said.
He said the United Australia Party were just as fed up and demanded action "instead of endless gas bagging".
"I will represent them and their needs to achieve what needs to be done on a federal level. When people vote for me they vote for our policies," Mr Van Der Steen said.