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

Patrick’s hypocrisy knows no bounds

The hypocrisy of South Australian Senator Rex Patrick is on full view again, as he rails against spending more to protect jobs in Murray Darling Basin communities, while at the same time being a vocal advocate of hundreds of billions in taxpayer’s money being spent to...

Scientific panel provides practical way forward

Allowing native fish the opportunity to move up and down a river system so they can breed might seem obvious, but it’s an obvious solution that too often, of late, has been forgotten in the rush to allocate blame.That’s why, says Steve Whan, CEO of the National...

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 27 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.