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Basin plan consultation underway

By Alana Christensen

The socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan will take centre stage at a meeting in Shepparton tonight, with governments seeking advice on how to invest in on-farm water efficiency projects.

On-farm water recovery projects are not eligible in New South Wales and Victoria until additional program criteria are agreed.

Announced last week, the series of community consultations began in Mildura on Monday and will focus on how governments can increase on-farm water efficiency and return water savings to the environment, while having a neutral or beneficial impact on industries and communities.

Headed up by the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the consultations will be held at the Shepparton RSL at 6pm tonight, before traveling around the country and holding a meeting at the Deniliquin Golf Club on Friday, November 2 at 12pm.

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