Basin Authority Jobs for Mildura welcomed

Tuesday 12 March 2019 The Federal Government’s action to bring new jobs to Mildura with a Murray Darling Basin Authority office has been warmly welcomed by the Victorian Liberal Nationals. Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh and Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan said the Basin Authority office was an ideal fit…

Water Minister Urged to Submit Mitiamo Application

Friday 8th March 2019 Water Minister Lisa Neville has been given the hurry up to submit the Mitiamo Pipeline project’s formal application for Commonwealth funding. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he and his Federal colleague Damian Drum had ensured the Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Water Minister are all aware of…

Constituency Question – Mitiamo Pipeline

Constituency Question – Mitiamo Pipeline 6 March 2019 Mr Walsh : My constituency question is to the Minister for Water and it is on behalf of the community of Mitiamo and district. That community wants the minister to submit the formal paperwork to the commonwealth for a commonwealth contribution to funding for the Mitiamo pipeline…

Local irrigators win more time to have a say

Local irrigators will have an extra two weeks to provide feedback on a draft plan to manage Northern Victoria’s water resources despite the Andrews Government’s attempts to rush consultation. The Nationals supported irrigators’ calls for proper consultation on the 1000-page draft Water Resource Plan a vital plank of the Murray Darling Basin Plan securing an…

Members Statement – Kow Swamp

Members Statement – Kow Swamp I raise the ongoing saga of the Lions picnic park at Kow Swamp near Leitchville. The floods of 2011 caused erosion to start at this popular picnic area and given it is on the eastern side of Kow Swamp it is constantly being eroded further by the prevailing westerly winds.…

Swan Hill Boat Moorings Need To Be Resolved

Tuesday 15th May 2018 The matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River at Swan needs to be brought to a satisfactory solution according to the Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. In State Parliament last week Mr Walsh raised the matter for the…