You can apply, at no charge, for a Temporary Pumping Permit to access the channel system for small amounts of water.
The temporary permit authorises this type of access for this season and will help us better understand scale and value of this service to customers for the future.
You are eligible if:
- You are a current irrigation customer
- You have access to a channel system
- You will be washing down your harvester or filling a spray tank
- You will not use more than 0.5 Megalitre (500,000 litres) for this purpose, this season
Customers donate water to Far West NSW
The 28 megalitres already donated to the cause will be delivered this week via the Broken Hill Pipeline to areas identified by Regional Development Australia and we are playing our part, waiving all charges associated with transferring the water.
The project is being coordinated on the ground by Regional Development Australia, Far West NSW, in conjunction with Department of Primary Industries Water and State and Federal Government Drought support teams, with the water going to families around Tibooburra, Milparinka and Silverton, that were out of water.
Water for fodder
The Water for Fodder program is the result of a $98 million deal the federal government made with the South Australian government in December last year to supply 100 gigalitres of subsidised water for southern Murray-Darling Basin irrigators to grow up to 120,000 tonnes of pasture and fodder for livestock.
Irrigators were able to apply for up to two 50 megalitre parcels of water for $100/ML. The 100GL total has been split across two water years, 40GL to be delivered by April 2020 and the remaining 60GL to be delivered after July 2020, following an evaluation of the program.
Full automation testing commences
An engagement officer will contact you before the automation feature is enabled on your automated outlet, so there is no need for you to do anything at this stage. For further information please contact us on (02) 6962 0200.
MDB Inquiry feedback session in Griffith
The Inquiry is investigating water sharing between the States in the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Griffith session is on Wednesday 5 February, 10am- 11am, at the Griffith Southside Leagues Club. To register your interest in attending email: email@example.com.
Financial health checks: Rural Financial Counselling Service
Their service is free and confidential, and their counsellors are professional and independent.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please consider contacting the local Rural Financial Counsellor on 6962 3812 or for more information see www.rfcsnsw-sr.com.au .
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