Hatty hopeful and skeptical
CHAIRMAN of the Southern Riverina Irrigators Ted Hatty said he is both hopeful and skeptical about the impending release of the draft of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. consultations then the Authority should know we will not put up with that.’’
Mr Hatty said he was concerned at recent comments by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Water Tony Burke in relation to the the South Australian lower lakes.
Mr Hatty said the guide to the MDBP must ‘‘put all environmental assets on the table’’.
‘‘That includes lower lakes, Menindee Lakes.
‘‘If we are going to do something then we need to do it right, with less focus on clawing back water and more on infrastructure upgrades and efficiency.
‘‘Then we can look at options such as strategic buy backs.’’ the the