d August, 2011 | National Irrigators Council

Infrastructure funds plundered while delays continue

Funding available for water saving infrastructure upgrades in the Murray Darling Basin is dramatically less than the headlines suggest, a review by the National Irrigators’ Council reveals. The $5.8 billion Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program...

Desal deal reinforces city-country double standard

The $228 million deal to fund the expansion of Adelaide’s desalination plant and reports Canberra won’t be affected by the Murray Darling Basin Plan yet again expose the double-standard that applies to urban and rural communities when it comes to water...

Basin Plan delay no concern if balance is right

The National Irrigators’ Council said today it was not concerned by a further delay to the release of the draft Murray Darling Basin Plan if it meant a better balanced outcome was the result. NIC CEO Danny O’Brien said much was made of the need for...