Ministers strike “sensible decision” on Basin Plan

By Colin Bettles
Updated October 25 2018 - 1:52am, first published April 24 2016 - 2:00am
National Farmers’ Federation Water Taskforce Chair Les Gordon says the package of measures agreed to at last Friday’s Ministerial Council meeting would lead to more realistic management of the Basin Plan and deliver positive outcomes for regional communities.

FARMING representatives say a pivotal meeting of senior water ministers has progressed practical changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan by increasing the pragmatic flexibility of environmental water recovery targets, to avoid damaging agricultural production.

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