Over-herd: NEWS IN BRIEF
Approval for several solar developments flagged for the Shepparton region will now be determined by the Victorian government. Four solar farms that could produce up to 243 megawatts of electricity have been proposed for Tatura, Tallygaroopna, Lemnos, and Congupna. The projects are worth a total of nearly $300 million, but have some residents worried about their impact on prime agricultural land. An initial report by City of Greater Shepparton staff recommended that the developments be given the green light - but the council has called on the State Government to weigh in,” ABC Goulburn Murray.
It was felt that the word bloke was limiting in today’s environment,” CRT general manager, Greg O’Neil, on news that the company had dropped the slogan “CRT – your local bloke”.
Many of our roads and highways are just shocking, dangerous, and they aren’t being fixed,” Rural Councils Victoria chairman, Rob Gersch, on the state of Victoria’s road network.
It’s the classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face,” VFF Water Council chairman, Richard Anderson, on the proposal to strip an additional 565 gigalitres from the Murray Darling.
Murray Goulburn’s underlying farmgate milk price remains uncompetitive,” an MG company spokesman, on news the company would post a $27.5 million loss after tax for the six months to December last year.
It’s outrageous that after so much science, planning, modelling and assessment, the work of the MDBA is being devalued by political opportunism,” Phil Snowden, chairman of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, expressing frustration that the plan was being harmed by vocal politicians.
The collection period for the fox and wild dog bounty will run from March until the end of October, consistent with previous years. Eligible participants can submit entire fox scalps for a $10 reward and entire wild dog skin pieces for a $120 reward during scheduled collection times,” Agriculture Victoria’s John Matthews on announcing that the wild dog and fox bounty would resume as of this month.
As a consumer, when I walk into the retail outlet and I see that water is sold at $3 a litre, and milk is sold at $1 a litre, I think there is an imbalance there,” Canadian businessman, Lino Saputo jnr. Mr Saputo is leading the push to buy milk processor Murray Goulburn.