Eyes on waterways
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is set to ramp up monitoring of water quality in creeks, rivers and wetlands across the catchment after two months of average to below-average rainfall and run-off.
A recent ruling by the ABC’s Audience and Consumer Affairs unit has upheld a complaint about coverage of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan by ABC’s Background Briefing, finding it contained issues with accuracy and a lack of impartiality.
Moama’s Richard Ham has been left wondering if the elected representatives for the NSW side of the Murray Valley at both state and federal levels are being taken seriously in the halls of Canberra.
Farmers and members of the Cohuna community were given the chance to discuss federal water policy when State Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh and Federal Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie spent an afternoon in Cohuna last week.
The Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is set to return to the region this week, following complaints communities didn’t receive enough notice about water efficiency project consultations.
The plan to save the Murray-Darling Basin has been plagued by maladministration with those implementing the rescue disregarding science, failing to account for climate change and almost totally opposed to transparency, South Australia’s royal commission investigating the river system has been told.
Federal Agriculture and Water Minister David Littleproud has moved to calm concerns over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, calling on all parties to ‘‘take a leap of faith’’.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan continues to be plagued by a lack of trust, with farmers, environmentalists and even Federal Water Minister David Littleproud voicing concerns.
Water allocations in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems in the Goulburn-Murray Water district have increased.
The regulated rivers, catchments and storages managed by Goulburn-Murray Water are showing resilience to the dry conditions gripping other parts of Australia, according to the authority.
Despite progress being made with water resource plans, there remains a risk not all plans will be accredited by the July 2019 deadline, says Murray-Darling Basin Authority chair Neil Andrew.
Kinnairds Wetland near Numurkah has been rejuvenated with a 400Ml environmental flow.
Katunga organic dairy farmers Colin and Heather Stone will be able to grow feed this season, after reaching an interim agreement with construction giant Boral.
A 37-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy have died after a truck collided with their vehicle on the Murray Valley Highway in Brimin on Friday night at about 9.30pm. The truck driver has been identified as a 31-year-old Mooroopna resident and has...
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POLICE raided a Pakenham St retailer on Wednesday and seized allegedly illegal tobacco.
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