1200 Bridges Too Far

Off-farm water recovery spending in the Murray Darling Basin
by Kate McBride

Money originally allocated to ensure a healthy Murray-Darling Basin is now earmarked to be spent on seemingly unrelated infrastructure in New South Wales. Instead of recovering 450GL promised to the environment in downstream states, this money may now flow to a range of questionable projects, including upgrading 1200 bridges in irrigation districts.

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Stocktake of off-farm infrastructure projects - 27 May 2021