The state opposition has moved to calm fears the bush would be short changed over asset sales, such as Victoria’s share of the Snowy Hydro scheme, if it wins next year’s State election.
Victorian Water minister Lisa Neville has expressed concerns about the postponement of the next ministerial council meeting.
The State government has announced it would be setting up an advisory panel of experts, to support Goulburn Murray Water (GMW)
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) and its consortium partners were announced the winner of a prestigious water saving award at a ceremony in Mexico City.
There’s been a further increase in seasonal determinations for both the Goulburn and Loddon systems.
The first new Victorian coalition Water spokeswoman - in government or opposition – for about 15 years has said she was surprised about being handed the role.
Irrigators have urged new Victorian opposition water spokesman Euroa MP Steph Ryan to get out on the road, as soon as she can, to help her come to terms with what one said was “a massive portfolio.”
Leading Australian economics, policy and strategy analyst Aither has found irrigation allocation prices for July and August have been driven by demand from cotton growers and horticulturalists in the Murrumbidgee and Murray.
The State government has welcomed the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA’s) draft offset target of 605 Gigalitres (GL) of water, to help deliver the Murray-Darling Basin plan without further buybacks.