All menindee lakes articles

Lakes the best kept secret

Monday, 17th December, 2012

The beautiful Menindee Lakes is one of the nation’s top spots. The beautiful Menindee Lakes is one of the nation’s top spots.

By Emily Roberts

Tamara Treleavan has long regarded Menindee Lakes as one of the nation's best kept secrets - and now she wants everyone to know about it.

Mrs Treleavan nominated the lakes in the Hooroo Secret Spot competition, believing them to be among the best places to go for stunning scenery and an unforgettable experience.

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Concerns about Basin Plan

Monday, 26th November, 2012

DRAG said the Darling River had apparently been neglected in the Basin Plan. DRAG said the Darling River had apparently been neglected in the Basin Plan.

By Emily Roberts

Concerns have been raised about where the extra water will be coming from to meet the requirements of the final Murray Darling Basin Plan.

The first national plan for restoring the Murray-Darling river system to health was signed into law on Thursday by Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke.

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'Lakes face ruin'

Friday, 23rd November, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

A plan to relax so-called "capacity constraints" at Menindee Lakes would ruin its wetlands and spoil the amenity of the area, a long-time observer has warned.

The warning came as the first national plan for restoring the Murray-Darling river system to health was signed into law yesterday by Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke.

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‘No lakes, no deal’

Friday, 23rd March, 2012

By Paula Doran

Stakeholders in the Far West have identified maintaining the Menindee Lakes as their top priority for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Representatives of Broken Hill City Council, Essential Water and the Aboriginal community met in the city this week and nominated the retention of the lakes system as an essential part of the Draft Plan on water reform.

The consultation was part of a two-day gathering in Broken Hill and Menindee to establish a submission from this region to send on to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

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‘Don’t list our lakes’

Monday, 16th January, 2012

RAMSAR RETICENCE: Menindee man, Bob Looney says international recognition of the Menindee Lakes will have little benefit for the town. RAMSAR RETICENCE: Menindee man, Bob Looney says international recognition of the Menindee Lakes will have little benefit for the town.

 Listing the Menindee Lakes on the Ramsar international wetlands treaty would be a mistake, according to locals, Bob and Lorraine Looney.

The couple are in fierce opposition of the proposed listing, led by the Far West branch of Regional Development Australia (RDA), and say the majority of Menindee residents are also against any new management of the lakes.

Mr Looney was so concerned that locals had not been consulted properly on the Ramsar proposal he took a survey of the residents, in which he says 90 per cent aired their opposition to the unique lake system being put forward for listing.

While last week the project was announced by the RDA as being put on hold, Mr Looney said it should be shelved altogether.

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