404 500 arrow-leftarrow-rightattachbutton-agriculturebutton-businessbutton-interestcalendarcaretclockcommentscrossdew-point external-linkfacebook-footerfacebookfollow hearthumidity linkedin-footerlinkedinmenupagination-leftpagination-right pin-outlinepinrainfall replysearchsharesoil ticktwitter-footertwitterupload weather-clearweather-cloudyweather-drizzleweather-fogweather-hailweather-overcastweather-partly-cloudyweather-rainweather-snowweather-thunderstormweather-windywind

Moree Mayor Katrina Humphries on why she supports #MoreThanFlow

The MDBA has indicated that it will recommend the Federal Government strip even more water out of production in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin and continue to inflict unnecessary economic pain on irrigation dependent communities.

The MDBA proposes to reduce the total volume of planned recovery from 390GL to 320GL.  To their credit, the MDBA has also said that a “Toolkit” of non-flow measures is important to achieving environmental outcomes.

But the message from Basin communities is simple: let's invest in non-flow options to improve the health of the Murray-Darling, and not add to the pain caused by the Basin Plan. Enough is enough.

Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor and business owner Katrina Humphries says that any more water recovery would be absolutely disastrous for the community, businesses, contractors and future generations.

“The Moree Plains Shire is underpinned with irrigation water… and we are very efficient water managers. Our whole community is reliant on water.”

“It’s unconscionable that the Gwydir Valley water system should give any more water away. We can’t. We’ve given a heap. We’ve been impact hugely with what happened at Collarenebri. And we have to learn from Collarenebri.”

As the Northern Basin Review continues, it is critical for all members of the community - growers, irrigators, business owners and others - to lodge a written submission directly to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority at the Australian Farmers #MoreThanFlow campaign page: www.farmers.org.au/MoreThanFlow

  • Tags

0 Responses

Farmers for Free Trade: The Cairns Group Farm Leaders

Blog

Farmers for Free Trade: The Cairns Group Farm Leaders

The Cairns Group Farm Leaders took a leadership role, demanding action at the World Trade Organizati...

15 December 2017 - Scott Kompo-Harms, NFF

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
2017: Farm advocacy in review

Blog

2017: Farm advocacy in review

As the farm sector wipes the sweat from its collective brow after another productive 12 months, it's...

15 December 2017 - National Farmers' Federation

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Seasonal work in Australia helps Manase Latu rebuild his life at home

Blog

Seasonal work in Australia helps Manase Latu rebuild his life at home

A solid link forged between a third generation citrus growing family in Mundubbera and chef from the...

14 December 2017 - AustralianFarmers

  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
Three tips for the crispiest crackling this Christmas

News

Three tips for the crispiest crackling this Christmas

13 December 2017 - Australian Pork Limited

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Forum

What is grown? Where? How?

07 December 2017 - Clement DEMARAIS

  • 0
  • 0