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CARRYOVER RE­VIEW:

The Vic­to­rian Na­tion­als have promised a re­view into carryover wa­ter rules if they are elected at the next elec­tion. Shadow Wa­ter Min­is­ter Steph Ryan said the re­view was nec­es­sary due to changes in how ir­ri­ga­tors now used wa­ter com­pared to when the laws were in­tro­duced in 2007.

SO­LAR CON­CERNS AIRED:

A group of ob­jec­tors to the so­lar farms planned for Greater Shep­par­ton have met with Vic­to­ria’s Plan­ning Min­is­ter Richard Wynne to dis­cuss their con­cerns in re­gards to the lo­ca­tions of th­ese pro­pos­als. The group came away happy from the meet­ing.

G-MW CHAIR RE­SIGNS:

Goul­burn-Mur­ray Wa­ter chair Jo An­der­son has re­signed with­out ex­pla­na­tion, and deputy chair Pat McNa­mara will step up as in­terim chair. He has told Coun­try News he doesn’t want the job per­ma­nently. Wa­ter Min­is­ter Lisa Neville has not of­fered an ex­pla­na­tion for the de­par­ture.

DELIVERY SHARE DE­BATE:

Pent-up anger over a range of is­sues has spilled over at a con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing on delivery shares. The DELWP-ini­ti­ated re­view was look­ing for feed­back on a num­ber of pro­posed changes to the man­age­ment of delivery shares, but ir­ri­ga­tors at­tend­ing a meet­ing in Shep­par­ton last week took the op­por­tu­nity to ex­press their wor­ries about a range of wa­ter is­sues.

GATE THEFTS:

Thieves have taken off with six Goul­burnMur­ray Wa­ter gates dur­ing the past month, prompt­ing an ap­peal for help in iden­ti­fy­ing the of­fend­ers, and a warn­ing about the dan­ger to stock.

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