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Basin Plan back from the brink of failure

Australia’s largest private environmental and irrigation water delivery company says a return to political common sense has pulled the Murray-Darling Basin Plan back from the brink of total failure and abandonment.

Deniliquin-based Murray Irrigation CEO Michael Renehan congratulated the Government and the Federal Opposition on reaching an agreement to return a bipartisan position on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

“Their agreement to put the plan before politics means that the Basin Plan Authority and river communities have certainty,” Mr Renehan said. “We can now resume our collaboration with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and WaterNSW in operating an efficient system.”

Murray Irrigation services almost 3,000km of earthen, gravity-fed channels and uses 70 outlets to deliver water to critical environmental sites.