Murray Shire Council has pledged support for a campaign which shows the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.RUTH CLAYTON August 14, 2012 4:22am
Murray Shire Council has pledged $2500 towards a campaign which aims to inform authorities on the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on agriculture and livelihoods.
The Muddied Waters, A Clear Solution documentary and interactive website aims to present a range of facts about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the Federal and State governments and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
In July, the Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) allocated $25,000 towards the campaign from its ‘Water 4 Food’ campaign.
A RAMROC meeting was held on August 1 and the group appealed to councils to further pledge funds for the project, which needs $370,000 to proceed.
Murray Shire mayor Graeme Shiells said although Berrigan Council would not contribute, most councils were in favour of the campaign.
Conargo and Wakool Shires have each committed $5000.
General manager Greg Murdoch said the newest draft basin plan, which was released on Monday, did not appear to be any better than the last draft.
‘‘Apparently, there doesn’t appear to be any joy in our region, as part of the latest plan,’’ Mr Murdoch said.
‘‘I heard Mr Burke (Water Minister Tony Burke) on the radio .
Cr Brian Sharp said Mr Burke was sitting on the fence.
Cr Pocklington said the plan was counter-productive to farming land.
Two men were taken to hospital after a collision near Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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