MRC decides it’s time to speak up for the region’s irrigators

By Riverine Herald

MURRAY River Council has committed a $2000 sponsorship to the Speak Up Campaign after resolving to support the initiative at its council meeting last week.

Speak Up was established by a group of passionate farmers in the Southern Riverina and works to highlight the issues impacting southern NSW and northern Victoria.

With a major focus on the matter of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the flow on effects affecting the wider region. Murray River Council Mayor Chris Bilkey said Speak Up is an important voice for the region’s farmers, businesses, towns and all the communities they support.

“Speak up has been a strong and consistent voice for the community for more than two years and continues to advocate for a more balanced approach to water in the southern basin,’’ he said. “Council is pleased to join the campaign and I would encourage other groups and organisations to come on board as well.”

“Increased membership will only strengthen the region’s advocacy efforts and provide a solid platform to discuss options for maximising environmental outcomes while limiting impacts on our communities.’’

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