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Peace pipe: Water Minister floats Murray proposal

Thursday, 27th November, 2014

A proposed pipeline to the Murray River was a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to secure Broken Hill’s water supply, according to Water Minister Kevin Humphries.

The State Government has revealed it is considering the pipeline as a permanent fix for the city and its reliance on an increasingly precarious supply from the Darling River. 

The proposal is the largest of around 70 water projects across country NSW under consideration as part of a new $1 billion regional water security and supply fund.

MP lashes “crisis” talk

Tuesday, 10th April, 2012

By Erica Visser

Local MP John Williams has rejected the notion that the Murray-Darling Basin is in crisis. 

His comment came ahead of today’s local consultation with representatives from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) on the Draft Basin Plan.

The Member for Murray-Darling said that those who claim the basin is in crisis were only showing their ignorance.

Burke in hot water

Friday, 25th November, 2011

Federal Minister for Water, Tony Burke, is preparing for protests against water cuts outlined in the Murray-Darling Basin Draft plan.

Mr Burke said yesterday he did not expect consensus on water use, but it was an issue that could not be ignored any longer.

The controversial plan will be released on Monday by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and has already caused a stir after its early “leaking” by unknown groups last week.

Among the predictions of what the Plan holds are that 50 billion litres of water will be taken off the allocations of primary producers and that 2800 billion litres will be put towards river health.

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