Scrap water savings project, says Labor

OPPOSITION water spokesman Chris Minns says the NSW Government “must take responsibility for the low flows that have contributed to this disaster”.

The Opposition called on the government to scrap the Menindee Lakes water savings project, proposed to contribute 106 gigalitres towards the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s total recovery target by allowing water in the lakes to be released downstream more quickly.

Labor has already pledged to abandon the project if it wins the NSW election in March.

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