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Water meeting at Shepparton RSL

By James Bennett

The Shepparton RSL will play host to the Murray-Darling Basin town hall session with interim inspector-general Mick Keelty.

The meetings will help Mr Keelty complete his inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin water resources.

The Shepparton session will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 9.45 am.

Goulburn Valley farmers and irrigators have been strongly encouraged to attend, particularly on the back of Keith Pitt recently replacing David Littleproud as Federal Water Minister.

Mr Keelty has already toured some farms across the Goulburn Valley, as well as hosting meetings in Deniliquin, Griffith, Mildura and Swan Hill.

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed previously told The News the town hall meetings were "very important" in attempts to bring about better water transparency.

She said farmers and irrigators had had enough of repeating themselves during numerous inquiries and public meetings, but must stay strong.

‘‘If people have something to say to Mr Keelty, they need to be at the Shepparton meeting,” she said.

People who cannot attend the Shepparton meeting can also submit their feedback at https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/inquiry-murray-darling-basin

They can also attend the Albury meeting on Friday, February 28, at the Albury Entertainment Centre Theatrette, Swift St, at 9.45 am.

Mr Keelty’s report is due on March 31.