Simpson plans for the future
Getting access to available water resources will be a key focus for Murray Irrigation Ltd in the future, according to MIL board candidate Bruce Simpson.
And with that in mind, Mr Simpson says he is well placed to play a role in the process.
As chair of the Murray Group of Concerned Communities (MGCC), Mr Simpson says he has fought valiantly for the region’s irrigators throughout the Murray-Darling Basin Plan process.
It has been a tough political battle, in which strategic thinking has been required.
In the future, with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) owning huge amounts of this precious resource, Mr Simpson said a sound, strategic approach would again be needed.
‘‘MIL will need to negotiate with the CEWH and as such will need to build a relationship with that organisation.
‘‘I believe the experience gained and contacts I have made as chair of MGCC can help MIL and its shareholders.’’
Mr Simpson said exploring ways to secure access to water, especially with more being allocated to environmental needs, will be a key focus for MIL.
‘‘As an irrigator and businessman I am well placed to work on behalf of MIL shareholders to maximise water access and delivery.
‘‘I have a sound knowledge of water management developed from over 36 years in the industry, including more than a decade as an agricultural advisor building on my knowledge of farm businesses in the region,’’ Mr Simpson said.
‘‘I operate an irrigation farm with my wife and two children and have a deep passion for irrigated farming in our region.
‘‘I want to work with MIL to help secure our future,’’ he said.