Basin im­pact re­port

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In re­sponse to the re­cently re­leased draft Murray Dar­ling Basin Plan, Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil (BSC) will com­mis­sion Hy­der Con­sult­ing to model its.

The plan pro­poses to take 2750 gi­gal­itres of pro­duc­tive water from lo­cal food pro­duc­ers.

BSC has a con­tract with Hy­der Con­sult­ing Pty Ltd to com­plete the ‘‘Strength­en­ing Cen­tral Murray Ir­ri­ga­tion Com­mu­ni­ties’’ project funded by the Fed­eral Govern­ment.

BSC holds the con­tract for a group of six lo­cal coun­cils — Ber­ri­gan, Jer­ilderie, Conargo, Murray, Wakool and De­niliquin.

The project to date has, in part, mod­elled var­i­ous water loss and cli­mate change sce­nar­ios to de­ter- mine the eco­nomic im­pact of those upon the study area.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor John Bruce said the mod­el­ling to date had proved use­ful.

‘‘In re­spond­ing to the draft Murray Dar­ling Basin Plan it would be of great ben­e­fit to model the ex­act pro­posal as out­lined in the draft plan.’’

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