Water group seeks neutral impact answer
Water leaders in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District met this week to determine what socio-economic neutrality means for the region under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Diverting environmental water to drought-stricken farms could result in a dangerous precedent for water rights, some irrigators and environmentalists have warned.
For Brodie McMahon, Goulburn-Murray Water’s Connections project is bringing countless opportunities.
Farmers in central Victoria connecting to rural pipelines and wanting to better understand water requirements and basic hydraulic principles can register to attend the Agriculture Victoria water planning workshops.
State Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has called on Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to support farmers who are struggling through extended dry conditions.
The Goulburn River has received a batch of 2000 monster rainbow trout weighing up to 4kg each — seven tonnes in combined weight — as part of the biggest 24-hour stocking event in Victoria’s history.
Alana Johnson from Benalla is among the new appointees to the Victorian Catchment Management Council.
Increased financial support is available for landholders along Hughes Creek and Seven Creeks to help control stream-side stock grazing.
Businesswoman Diane James has been given some clear instructions on her new role as chair of Goulburn-Murray Water: continue the implementation of the recommendations of the Strategic Advisory Panel.
A return to good management is needed to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan stays on track, as community angst and a consensus the plan has been mismanaged and secretive continues to grow.
Environmental water holders have answered farmers’ pleas, with a total of 35Gl of environmental water to be traded following weeks of campaigning from farmers and politicians for water to help see them through the drought.
A substantial piece of Yarrawonga infrastructure has received recognition, with the Yarrawonga Weir awarded the 2018 Senator JS Collings Trophy.
A healthy Gunbower Forest has big benefits for the local community and economy, but more than a century of river regulation has hit the much-loved forest hard.
Hundreds of kilograms of carp and redfin have been removed from the Hughes and Seven creeks in a big to protect native species.
Emergency services are attending the scene of a truck rollover on Shepparton-Katamatite Rd at Invergordon. The truck has rolled, spilling grain onto the road. The driver of the truck is shaken but not injured. Police, CFA, paramedics and SES are on...
Firefighters and police are on the scene of a fire in a silo at the GrainCorp site in McDonald St, Numurkah. CFA operations officer Travis Harris told The News at the scene: “We have a fire in a silo which contains canola meal,‘‘ he said. “We have...
FARMERS COULD double their pasture production by getting their irrigation timing right and avoiding a “green drought”, a dairy research symposium has been told. Speaking at the Dairy Research Foundation’s 2018 Symposium at the University of...