NSW needs equitable water sharing

NSW Farmers has a commitment to its members to ensure that the available water in the NSW system is equitably shared. 

NSW Farmers President James Jackson said the regulation of floodplain harvesting is a step in the right direction in ensuring compliance with water caps and to verify water take by effective metering.

“This is one important factor in the goal of the equitable sharing of water, but it is clear that more analysis and actions need to be undertaken to confirm that connectivity of water and the correct rule settings enable the security of agriculture across the state,” Mr Jackson said. 

“It is not appropriate to simply hope that all this will happen, and its equally not appropriate to undermine the current steps towards achieving the equitable sharing of water.”

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