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Over recovery under the Murray Darling Basin Plan – The Land

Macquarie River Food and Fibre is calling on the federal government to engage with key stakeholders in central west NSW to commence the process of returning over recovered water to the Macquarie Valley.

MRFF members are food and fibre producers, and other local businesses, contributing to the economic, social and environmental health of the Macquarie Valley region.

The area includes the larger townships of Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, Trangie, Warren, Cobar and many other smaller villages.

ABC RURAL REPORT

Water Policy calling for the Federal Government to take action for the over recovered water from the Macquarie Valley.

Stewart Denston and Michael Drum along with Mark Coulton discussing the agricultural and socio-economic issues affecting the towns along the Macquarie River, Trangie, Warren and Narromine.

CALLS TO RETURN OVER-RECOVERED WATER TO MACQUARIE VALLEY

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined MRFF Executive Officer Michael Drum, Warren Mayor Milton Quigley, Narromine Mayor Craig Davies and MRFF Chair Stewart Dentson in Dubbo to call for over-recovered water to be returned to the Macquarie Valley.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has joined with the mayors of Warren and Narromine shires, as well as Macquarie River Food and Fibre (MRFF), to call on the Federal Government to return over-recovered water to the Macquarie Valley.

This comes following the release of the Productivity Commission’s review of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan which has endorsed Labor’s amendments to the Plan under the Restoring Our Rivers Act.

“The Productivity Commission report just further validates Labor’s plans to recover the 450 gigalitres of additional environmental water,” Mr Coulton said.

“Water Minister Tanya Plibersek has indicated that she has no intention of returning over-recovered water back into production which is very concerning for Basin communities in my electorate

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