$11 million to support Murray-Darling Basin irrigation in Queensland

The Australian Government will inject $11 million into Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin communities to improve the efficiency of irrigation in the catchment.  Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham and Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the funding would provide much needed upgrades to the resources and agriculture…

Infrastructure delivers environmental outcomes at Hattah Lakes

One of Australia’s largest environmental works projects is demonstrating how infrastructure can be used to achieve environmental outcomes in the Murray–Darling Basin. The $32 million package of works at Hattah Lakes, in north-west Victoria, was officially opened today by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, and Victorian Minister…

$103 million for Sunraysia irrigation infrastructure project

The Commonwealth Government has signed an agreement with Victoria which will see $103 million of federal funding made available for irrigation infrastructure upgrades in the Sunraysia region. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham and Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh signed the funding agreement in Mildura today. “I am pleased…

Government moves to cut red tape in Murray-Darling Basin

The Government will remove unnecessary environmental red tape by disallowing two ecological community listings in the Murray-Darling Basin, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham announced today. “These listings were made by the previous government the day prior to entering caretaker mode,” Senator Birmingham said. “They immediately provoked extensive concerns across affected communities. “As…