Still fishing for answers: Anglers and farmers criticise lack of consultation about basin plan

FARMERS and anglers have slammed water authorities for a lack of genuine consultation about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s implementation at a public meeting in Mildura.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) representatives told the room of about 100 people they were serious about involving the community in the process of implementing the plan.

However, no detail was provided in Monday’s presentation about how controversial water savings projects, such as an overhaul of the Menindee Lakes, would work.

Lower Darling horticulturist Alan Whyte – one of several farmers, environmentalists, and recreational anglers who put questions to the MDBA and state representatives – described the presentation as “farcical”.

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