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Angry irrigators air frustrations

By Rodney Woods

Irate irrigators have had their voices heard during a review of the delivery shares system as years of frustration erupted at the vocal meeting.

It was standing room only at Friday’s meeting at Shepparton’s Parklake hotel as concerns regarding the future viability of the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District and the region, the rising cost of water and maintenance of infrastructure, and reduced access to water boiled over.

Voices were raised throughout the meeting, with people yelling over each other on several occasions.

Calls for patience from meeting chair and delivery share review project manager Toni Radcliffe fell on deaf ears as farmers called for a more equitable system to protect their future.

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