Goulburn Valley people can have an input into water recovery targets for the Murray Darling Basin at a Shepparton meeting tomorrow, Thursday.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority is looking at 22 projects to deliver Victoria’s share of the water recovery targets for the basin.
The Basin Plan allows for up to 650 gigalitres of the water recovery target to be achieved through offsets from environmental projects.
The 22 projects will support the health of local rivers and wetlands along the Murray and its tributaries, protect and restore red gum forests, provide better breeding conditions for water birds and improve habitat for fish, turtles and other animals.
Four of the larger environmental projects are underway in the Gunbower Forest, Hattah Lakes and Lindsay and Mulca Islands, which will support jobs and the local environment.
An information session is being run in Shepparton, Thursday, September 7 at 10.30tham and 3thpm, at the Shepparton Golf club.
Victorian water minister, Lisa Neville, encouraged northern Victorians to attend to have their say.
Formal submissions on the projects will open in October.
“I encourage locals in Northern Victoria to have their say on the future of water in their community.”