d News 2009 | National Irrigators Council

Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

The National Irrigators’ Council said it was extremely disappointed about the lack of consultation surrounding the Government’s decision to burden communities in the Basin with more green tape. NIC CEO, Tom Chesson said the decision to list as...

Survey highlights fragile nature of irrigation businesses

The release today of a new survey of irrigators in the Murray Darling Basin only highlights the need for balance in the setting of new extraction limits under the proposed Basin Plan according to the NationalIrrigators’ Council. ABARE has today released the...

Irrigators warn on cuts – don’t decimate our communities

Irrigators have warned the Murray Darling Basin Authority not to disregard the social and economic impacts of less water for irrigation as it develops a Basin Plan which will set new limits on water diversions. The National Irrigators’ Council has today lodged a...

SA funds welcome – now where’s the rest?

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the announcement of $110 million in funding for irrigation infrastructure in South Australia, but says it only highlights how slow the roll-out of infrastructure funding has been across the country. NIC Chief...

Irrigators’ head visits Sunraysia

The new CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council, Danny O’Brien, will visit Sunraysia next week. Mr O’Brien was recently appointed to the NIC, which is the peak national body for irrigators, and is travelling to Dareton for Western Murray...

National Irrigators’ Council elects new chair

Wakool (NSW) district irrigator Stewart Ellis has been elected the new chairman of the National Irrigators’ Council. Mr Ellis was elected at today’s NIC annual general meeting, with South Australian irrigator Ian Zadow re-elected as Deputy Chair. Mr Ellis...