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.
People being encouraged to nominate outstanding citizens for awards by tomorrow.
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A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
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