New report says stop farm water transfers
A new government report has failed to identify any easy ways of finding water savings out of agriculture for the Commonwealth’s environmental purposes.
A new report speculates that if a new drought were to develop similar to the millennial drought, allocation water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin would rise no higher than the peak experienced in 2002-03.
Calls to redirect environmental water from Gunbower Forest to irrigators have been rejected, with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder saying the environment must take priority, despite enduring dry conditions.
Entries have started rolling in for a writing competition that aims to educate people about the importance of farmers and what they produce.
Goulburn-Murray Water deputy chair Pat McNamara said he was not aware of any friction at governance level that might have led to the sudden departure of the chair, Jo Anderson.
High-reliability water shares have increased across the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems in the latest seasonal determination, with higher than expected rainfall behind the trend.
If elected at the November state election, a Liberal Nationals government will review carryover water in northern Victoria to make sure the rules are working in the best interests of water users.
A recent tour of regional NSW has left former Gunbower farmer Greg Toll with unforgettable images and clear concerns for distressed communities.
The Victorian Government is proposing changes to delivery shares for northern Victorian irrigators and farmers are being asked for feedback.
An independent report into salinity management in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has revealed that although programs to combat the problem are helping, there is still more work to be done.
Darling River irrigators have been caught between competing interests driving the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, an inquiry into the river system has been told.
The Victorian Government has announced four new fish habitat projects worth more than $267000 to make fishing even better across Victorian rivers.
Major winter works in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District will deliver improvements for local landowners and bring jobs to the region, the Victorian Government has promised.
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced 12 new members of the key community advisory body which helps guide the authority’s management and implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
A man has been arrested after a series of vehicle rammings in Shepparton tonight. Buildings known to have been damaged include: - Stockdale and Leggo on Wyndham St/Nixon St. - Centrelink on Maude St. - Cars were rammed at the Shepparton News. More...
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are on scene following a fatal crash in Shepparton this morning, August 4. Police have been told a gold Holden Commodore sedan was travelling west on Wanganui Road when it left the road and struck a pole...
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following a fatal crash in Shepparton on August 4. A Holden Commodore sedan was travelling west on Wanganui Road when it left the road and struck a pole near Kittles Road just after...