Current activities

Socio-economic study

(Tuesday 20 June 2017)

Members of the Murray Group travelled to Canberra on Wednesday 14 June to launch stage one of a socio-economic study into the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on the NSW Murray Valley (prepared by RM Consulting Group). Senators David Leyonhjlem and Malcolm Roberts joined the Murray Group for a press conference at Parliament House to launch the study.

To view the study, click here.

2017/18 Fees and Prices

(Tuesday 20 June 2017)

Murray Irrigation's Fees and Prices Schedule and Information Statement have been sent to all customers. The fees and prices are effective from 1 July. These documents are also available here.

Water delivery charges will remain unchanged at current levels, while a 15 percent increase will be applied to the fixed asset component of fees incorporating the AMRR portion of the DE fee and the outlet fee.

For more information, contact Customer Support on T. 1300 138 265.

June Landholder update from the Board

(Tuesday 23 May 2017)

Following a meeting of the Murray Irrigation Board of Directors on Thursday 15 June, the Board distributed a landholder update on Friday 16 June. The update is available here.

Customer feedback results

(Tuesday 14 June 2017)

Murray Irrigation will soon be presenting the results of its customer feedback group meetings held earlier this year. Dates and venues are as follows:

  • Tuesday 27 June - Mayrung Hall;
  • Wednesday 28 June - Bunnaloo Hall and Moulamein Bowling Club;
  • Thursday 29 June - Wakool Services Club and Finley Bowling Club;
  • Friday 30 June - Berrigan Sportsground and Pretty Pine Recreation Reserve.

All public presentations will start at 9.00am and finish at approximately 12.00pm.

The feedback results will be posted to customers who attended the meetings. The hosts of private/industry groups will also be contacted to discuss interest in meeting to review the results. For further details on the feedback results, please contact Customer Support on T. 1300 138 265.

May Landholder update from the Board

(Tuesday 23 May 2017)

Following a meeting of the Murray Irrigation Board of Directors on Thursday 18 May, the Board distributed a landholder update on Friday 19 May. The update is available here.

Independent Director to step down

(Thursday 18 May 2017)

Murray Irrigation Chairman, Bruce Simpson, announced on Thursday 18 May that independent Director, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone, had tendered her resignation from the Board.

For full details, click here.

Leadership change to Board

(Thursday 11 May 2017)

Murray Irrigation announced on Thursday 11 May the stepping down of its Chair, Mr Mark Robertson, and the unanimous appointment by the Board of Mr Bruce Simpson, as its new Chair.

For full details, click here.

2016/17 water deliveries

(Tuesday 9 May 2017)

Murray Irrigation delivered 717GL to customers on-farm this irrigation season, with 54 percent of that water used on rice. This is compared to 329GL at this time last year (eight percent on rice). Together with environmental deliveries, the company delivered a total of 806GL through its irrigation system in 2016/17.

Environment Policy implementation

(Tuesday 14 March)

Murray Irrigation's Environment Policy outlines the calculation of the maximum rice water usage figure and any climatic adjustment of the total farm water use limit.

The final maximum rice water usage figures for 2016/17 are:

  • 13.4ML/ha for E, Q and M landholdings;
  • 15.6 ML/ha for D, T and W landholdings.

The maximum rice water use is lower than the average as the evapotranspiration over the 2016/17 rice growing season was 27 percent lower than average in the east, and 17 percent lower than the average in the west. The calculations of the individual rice water use for each landholding will be completed by early April.

There will be no increase in the total farm water use limit for 2016/17 as the evapotranspiration levels were significantly lower than average for the 2016/17 irrigation season.

For further information, please contact Customer Support on T. 1300 138 265.