Basin Plan, Water managment

Murray Darling Basin Plan disruption hits environment and industry

21 February 2018

Mike Foley, Farmonline
21 February 2018

Just when it was needed most the irrigation community was ready to push through the the last steps of the arduous Basin Plan.

With a favourable combination of commodity prices, a decent season and workable water prices, representative groups entered the new year with a new spirit of cooperation.

They still say the Basin Plan was not done right, but they are keen to move on and no, the missing ingredient for sustained prosperity is certainty.

Finley, NSW mixed farmer and new chairwoman of the Southern Riverina Irrigators representative body Gabrielle Coupland said “reform fatigue” had set in from years of worry over water availability but irrigators finally had an optimistic outlook.

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