HUGH SCHUITEMAKER A 14 per cent minimum opening allocation figure reflects the worst possible scenario for South Australian irrigators – but yesterday’s announcement is not all doom and gloom for local growers. That was the take-home message from the State Government’s announcement, which caught many industry insiders off guard. Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT) acting presiding […]
THE State Government yesterday confirmed that South Australia’s River Murray water access entitlement holders will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in the 2018-19 water year.
LAST Friday’s announcement that water allocations would increase to 89 per cent has come as a “welcome surprise” for Riverland irrigators.
A STATE MP has suggested SA Water Minister Ian Hunter knew his decision to announce opening allocations of 36 per cent for River Murray irrigators was “already flawed”.
SWITCHING on the state’s desalination plant to help River Murray irrigators could penalise pensioners, the State Water Minister says.
RIVERLAND irrigators face “a huge challenge” from yesterday’s bombshell announcement they could start the 2016/17 water year with just 36 per cent of their allocations.
THE State Government’s impending decision of water allocation has Riverland growers concerned, according to a local financial counselling service.