Letter to the editor: Call for submissions to Water Inquiry

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Dear editor,

Water is the lifeblood of communities across Northern Victoria.
It fuels agriculture, recreation, and tourism, and has a multitude of other functions from which our communities and environment derive important benefits.
The Nationals recognise the importance of healthy waterways in Northern Victoria, which is why recently we moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Management, Use and Governance of Environmental Water.
This is a chance for water users, concerned community members and stakeholder groups to give their views and tell their stories about blackwater events and about the use of environmental water in our region.
The inquiry will help future policy makers identify any actions that can be taken to manage blackwater events and to make optimum use of environmental water for the health of our waterways.
Written submissions are now being accepted. These can be emailed to enrrdc@parliament.vic.gov.au
Terms of Reference, other contact options and general information about the inquiry is available at www.parliament.vic.gov.au/enrrdc or by contacting my Echuca electorate office on 5482 2039.
I strongly urge all interested parties to take up this opportunity before submissions close on August 25.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Walsh
Member for Murray Plains
Leader of The Nationals
Shadow Minister for Water

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