Basin Plan

Take care to think about river constraints projects, says NIC head

12 September 2018

Andrew Miller, Stock & Land
11 September 2018

Lanholders, who may be affected by Murray Darling Basin Plan constraint management projects, should think careful before rejecting them out of hand, says National Irrigators Council chief executive Steve Whan.

Constraints projects aim to overcome physical barriers that may affect the delivery of water through the Murray Darling system. They include changes to physical features, such as bridges, or allowing water managers more flexibility in releasing and moving water.

Mr Whan said when constraint management meant flooding land, farmers needed to look closely at the positive and negative benefits.

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