MP spruiks a new Menindee Lakes option

Kevin Humphries

Kevin Humphries

AN outgoing NSW Nationals MP says his own government should revisit its plans to overhaul the Menindee Lakes.

But Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries’ bold pitch for the lower Darling to maintain reliance on the lakes instead of proposed new pipelines under consider­ation by the NSW Government has been met with scepticism by at least one farmer seeking compensation in exchange for his high-security water entitlement.

Mr Humphries, who is retiring from politics at the NSW election in March, outlined an “option 7” which would see the government “renegotiate our (basin plan) projects” and “leave Menindee Lake alone”.

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