Victorian election 2018 Mildura: Ali Cupper seeks Lower Murray Water board restructure

Ali Cupper

Ali Cupper

INDEPENDENT candidate Ali Cupper wants at least half the Lower Murray Water (LMW) board to be democratically elected by Sunraysia growers.

It’s the second state election in a row that Ms Cupper has included changes to the LMW board structure among her priorities, following up on a push by former directors of the defunct First Mildura Irrigation Trust (FMIT) to again allow growers an active say in water management.

She said the existing model, applied across the state, was not working for “many farmers” in Sunraysia who believed transparency and direct accountability had been lost since the FMIT was shut down a decade ago.

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