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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.
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.