Basin Plan

Irrigators have concerns about their views being addressed

6 December 2018

Andrew Miller, Stock & Land
6 December 2018

Victorian irrigators have expressed concern their views will be accurately reflected in a consultant’s report on the socio-economic impact of taking further water for the environment.

Murray-Darling Basin governments are seeking community and industry views on potential additional assessment criteria for on-farm water efficiency projects, to ensure they produce neutral or positive social and economic outcomes.

The Federal Government appointed Tamworth based consultants, Seftons, to carry out community consultations on the projects, which are the basis for the recovery of another 450GL of water under the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Tallygaroopna irrigator Natalie Akers said she was concerned that final report accurately reflected irrigator’s views.

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