Murray Shire Council has pledged support for a campaign which shows the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.By Ruth Clayton
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.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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