Dalton says plan a ‘disaster’
Water was put on the agenda of the NSW Parliament on May 8 when NSW State Member for Murray Helen Dalton made her inaugural speech.
Water delivered across Goulburn-Murray Water’s footprint has fallen by almost a fifth this season, down more than 248Gl on 2017-18.
About 500m of channel has been decommissioned and a number of Rochester irrigators connected to a 500m gravity pipeline, all within 10 days.
An election promise to established a new statutory water authority, dubbed the National Water Grid, should be met with some caution says the Speak Up group.
‘‘If Sussan Ley is defeated it will mean almost certain defeat of the ScoMo government. That may happen anyway, and if we’re in the frying pan now a Shorten government would be the fire.’’
A review of water trading must be undertaken by the next federal government, regardless of who is in power, according to Speak Up.
Mid-May traditionally marks a shift in the activities of Goulburn-Murray Water.
Roz Berryman is worried about the future of irrigated agriculture.
Two communities have received almost $2.5million to help them recover from the effects of water recovery under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Goulburn-Murray Water has advertised the eight senior executive positions that will be established in a new-look corporation.
Northern Victoria and southern Riverina will be the ‘‘sacrificial lambs’’ of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan if Federal Labor water policy is implemented, water leaders have warned.
Goulburn-Murray Water is reminding customers of their water management options as the irrigation season draws to a close on May 15.
Future primary producers have been gifted an opportunity according to Toolamba fruit grower Peter Hall, who says irrigation modernisation will build a stronger industry.
A guarantee of no negative impacts from delivering the 450Gl of ‘up-water’, retaining the cap on buybacks and addressing delivery constraints and losses are top of the National Irrigators’ Council’s election wish list.
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