Friday, September 18, 2020

Basin water buybacks to end

ENVIRONMENTAL water buybacks will be axed and the Murray-­Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) will be stripped of its enforcement role in the biggest shake-up of the river system's management in a ­decade.

Under the plan, ­announced by Water Minister Keith Pitt on Friday, efforts to save water by upgrading infrastructure for irrigators will be ramped up to compensate for the end of the water buyback scheme.

Sunraysia Daily

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