RGA Encourages Basin Ministers to Collaboratively Implement the Basin Plan without Further Productive Water Recovery

16 Mar 2017 2:31 PM -
Ahead of Friday’s Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia strongly encourages the Basin Ministers to work together to find a pathway that achieves the environmental objectives of the Basin Plan, without requiring further productive water recovery. Thereby not subjecting irrigation communities and industries to further unnecessary social and economic disruption.

Mr Jeremy Morton, RGA President, said that, “The purpose of the Basin Plan is to improve the health of the Basin. Productive water recovery is only one component of a suite of measures required to achieve Basin Plan objectives. Basin Ministers must take a holistic approach when considering how to achieve improved environmental outcomes using the large parcels of environmental water currently available, including those belonging to the States.”

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