d February 2017 | National Irrigators Council

Northern Basin Amendments Must Consider River and Community Health

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has welcomed recognition by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) in its Northern Basin amendments of negative socio – economic impact from water buybacks and the need for measures other than ‘just add...

Irrigators Welcome Red Tape Reduction

CEO of the National Irrigators Council (NIC), Steve Whan has welcomed new rules introduced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, which remove the need for Irrigation Infrastructure Operators (IIOs) to produce fully – costed Network Services Plans every...

National Irrigators Council Comes to Launceston

The peak lobby group for Australia’s Irrigators, the National Irrigators Council (NIC) will be holding its national council meeting in Launceston on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 February. NIC CEO, Steve Whan, said “our members will be in Launceston discussing...

Concern over foreshadowed Opposition Basin Plan Amendments

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) says amendments to the Basin Plan proposed by the Opposition are not helpful to reaching a long – term triple bottom line outcome. NIC CEO Steve Whan said “this week the Shadow Minister for Water has said he is...

Unreliable and Expensive Power Putting Food Production at Risk

The National Irrigators’ Council says the unreliability and high cost of power is a serious challenge to the future of affordable local food production. NIC CEO Steve Whan says “the experience of power interruptions, on top of high prices, seen again in...