Water efficiency public meeting
Murray-Darling Basin communities in NSW are invited to have their say on the best ways to invest in on-farm water efficiency projects that will have a neutral or positive effect on local industries and communities.
Head of water at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Paul Morris, said a series of consultation meetings on the proposed criteria for onfarm projects that deliver water savings to the environment were now underway.
A meeting will be held in Deniliquin on November 2.
‘‘As we set out to deliver on-farm infrastructure projects across the Basin, it’s essential that affected communities have the opportunity to tell us what success will look like,’’ Mr Morris said.
‘‘The additional criteria will build on an existing set of robust program requirements that guide this investment.
‘‘These public meetings will give locals the opportunity to comment on draft additional criteria for Commonwealth-led onfarm projects—and to suggest alternatives.
‘‘I strongly encourage every interested stakeholder to get involved. If you can’t attend in person, you can also view information and provide your input online.’’
The Deniliquin meeting will be held at the Deniliquin Golf Club on November 2, from midday.
To register your interest in attending a meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide input online or for full details on public meetings, go to haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/waterefficiency.