Water for Campaspe
Up to 900Ml of environmental water will be sent down the Campaspe River across six days this month, and then up to 40Ml a day until winter.
The Federal Government has committed $70million to improve the health of the Darling River and prevent further mass fish kills.
Northern Victorian dairy farmers are increasingly competing for water directly with almond plantations downstream, with water use by Lower Murray Water diverters more than doubling to 429Gl in the past 15 years.
Standing on an embankment of earth in the middle of a lake system on a sunny autumn day puts me miles away from controversy and debate.
A community-based group is seeking a meeting with federal Opposition water spokesperson Tony Burke, saying it wished to work with him and discuss recent controversial comments.
Improving the security of farms’ stock and domestic water supply will be the focus of a series of free workshops held in Goorambat, Seymour and Mansfield.
A representative from the southern Riverina must be appointed to a panel exploring the socio-economic impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Goulburn-Murray Water will undertake upgrade works on infrastructure important to the operation of the Stuart Murray Canal at Nagambie.
The Federal Government has opened a gateway for skilled migrants working on dairy farms to move permanently to Australia in a bid to help solve the industry’s labour shortage crisis.
Governments need to prioritise spending on getting best use of existing infrastructure before building new schemes, according to the Southern Riverina Irrigators.
Liberal Democrats’ Duncan Spender has vowed to put a plug in the Australian Labor Party’s plan to reintroduce the original neutrality test for the 450Gl of ‘up-water’, labelling it unscientific and reckless.
Shadow Water Minister Tony Burke has been accused of trying to force Victoria and NSW to leave the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
United Australia Party candidate for Nicholls, Stewart Hine, is making water a major issue in his campaign.
Local government, indigenous, farming and community groups have slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison for declining an invitation to meet a local delegation about the water crisis, accusing him of handballing the problem.
Dairy farmers have one bargaining chip.
About 620 Gl of water in the River Murray system was lost between June 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 according to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). Hot and dry conditions combined with low inflows, high demands and the need for overbank...