GV GROUP ACTS ON WATER TESTS:
The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District Water Leadership Group has developed four questions that can be applied to any new water recovery projects for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is seeking to recover 450Gl of ‘upwater’ for the basin, but governments have agreed that this must not cause any negative socio-economic impacts.
The leadership group has been waiting for the governments to develop a policy on how to measure the impacts.
LITTLE RELIEF FOR HAY PRICES:
Hay prices continue to climb, with hay produced this season expected to offer little relief as a result of low quantities.
Prices in the Goulburn Valley and Murray Valley are currently more than double the five-year average according to Dairy Australia figures.
IRRIGATORS TO BE HEARD:
The Productivity Commission will hear responses to its recent five-year assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the Parklake Hotel in Shepparton from 8.30am on Wednesday.
The report was highly critical of the leadership of the plan and called for a ‘‘return to good management’’.