Irrigation high on Vic election agenda

22 November 2018

The Australian Dairy Farmer
22 November 2018

Irrigators say addressing ongoing concerns about water policy, rather than the provision of physical projects, should be the incoming State government’s highest priority.

They say while projects such as pipelines are important, their greatest concerns revolve around the continued roll-out of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Goulburn Murray Irrigation District Water Leadership Group co-chair David McKenzie called on the major parties to work together on resolving issues arising from the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

“I’m looking for bi-partisanship on the mega-issue for northern Victoria, which is water security and the threat posed by the last stages of the Basin Plan,” Mr McKenzie said.

He said any incoming government must stop the amount of water leaving the consumptive pool.

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