Both the New South Wales and Victorian Water Minister are pleading with the Federal Opposition to support the Murray Darling Basin Plan tomorrow.
It comes amid fears of a potential back-flip on agreements by the South Australian government…. A move labelled by the New South Wales Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair, as a ‘mongrel act.’
“We have had basin states working together since 2012. Politics being put to the side to get the best outcomes on a triple-bottom-line approach for all of our communities,” Minister Blair said.
If the plan is voted down, $180-million committed to environmental projects in the northern Basin will be at risk.
That includes 28-gigalitres of buybacks in northern New South Wales, resulting in the loss of 56 farming jobs at Moree and 11 at Narrabri.
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