National Peak Body for Irrigated Agriculture

Ensuring the efficiency, viability and sustainability of Australian irrigated agriculture and the security and reliability of water entitlements

National Peak Body for Irrigated Agriculture

Ensuring the efficiency, viability and sustainability of Australian irrigated agriculture and the security and reliability of water entitlements

National Peak Body for Irrigated Agriculture

Ensuring the efficiency, viability and sustainability of Australian irrigated agriculture and the security and reliability of water entitlements

Media Release

2017-18 stats show irrigation doing its job, securing food and fibre

Irrigation infrastructure is designed to help Australia keep growing food and fibre in a variable climate and, Australian Bureau of Statistics (gross value of irrigated production) figures for 2017-18 show, that is exactly the job it was doing . ABS figures for...

NIC welcomes water market inquiry

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has welcomed the announcement of the terms of reference for an ACCC inquiry into the water market.CEO Steve Whan said “NIC has been highlighting concerns and advocating an inquiry into the water market for some time.  We are...

About Us

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) is the voice of irrigators across Australia.

It aims to develop projects and policies to ensure the efficiency, viability and sustainability of Australian irrigated agriculture and the security and reliability of water entitlements and to promote those projects and policies with a view to having them adopted or ratified by governments, statutory authorities and other groups and organisations.

The NIC was created in 2008 to represent the interests of irrigation entitlement holders across Australia.

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Policy

Our policy is determined by members and underpinned by our Guiding Principles and the objectives in our Strategic Plan. Strategic and policy documents are developed by the organisation through debate and resolution by members at the three general meetings of Council each year.

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Membership

membership NIC currently has 34 members. Our members represent irrigation infrastructure operators and major irrigated agricultural commodity groups. Our membership structure has four categories (A, B, C and D). Members are not individual irrigators but members of their respective representative organisations. As a non-federated body, members have equal voting rights on issues.

Stakeholders

stakeholders Developing strong relationships with the federal government, key government agencies and parliamentary representatives across all parties on issues relevant to our members in the irrigated agriculture sector are a critical part of NIC advocacy. We also work closely with other peak bodies outside our membership.