Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated community members who drove calls for better water security in the Mitiamo district following a long overdue allocation of funds in this week’s State Budget.
The Andrews Labor Government has finally agreed to invest $10.2 million for Victoria’s contribution to the Mitiamo and District Reticulated Water Supply Project.
The supply system will cover a minimum of 50 000 hectares and potentially up to 80 000 hectares and approximately 200 farms that are currently serviced by 10 existing stock and domestic dam fill schemes.
Mr Walsh said it was a huge relief for the communities involved.
“All kudos to the community leaders for their continued lobbying over so many years” Mr Walsh said.
“They have led the development of this pipeline project they have fought hard and their persistence has finally paid off.
“The imperative now is that Water Minister Lisa Neville works co-operatively and respectfully with the Commonwealth rather than play politics with the Mitiamo pipeline project.
“This project is too important for the district to let federal and state politics get in the way of a good outcome.”