17 December 2021   −  Environment gets 100 billion Litres of water for Christmas 

15 December 2021  −  No reason to further delay floodplain harvesting regulations

19 November 2021  −  Basin Plan needs amending: NSWIC to Senate Committee

4 November 2021   −  Irrigators commit to carbon neutrality by 2030

 28 October 2021   −  More water for coastal drought and fire resilience

 11 October 2021  −  Common sense prevails on metering and works

 29 September 2021  −  Irrigators ‘double up’ on the pathway to compliance

 24 September 2021  −  Enough: hurry up and regulate floodplain harvesting 

  20 September 2021   −  78% back licensing floodplain harvesting – let’s get on with it.

 14 September 2021  −  If Menindee is full, then why aren’t allocations?

  9 September 2021   −  Price hikes a blow for irrigators in drought recovery

 7 September 2021  −  Water Blueprint 2021-22 aims to crack open the allocation blackbox

 1 September 2021  −  Agency failures stall compliance with water metering reform

 6 August 2021  − NSW irrigators 17% below Basin sustainable limits 

5 August 2021  −  Community engagement on SDLAM constraints welcome

27 July 2021 − Government should pay price for botched meter reform 

22 July 2021 −  Statement: Government must pick up the pace on metering upgrade stroll-out

26 May 2021 −  FPH regulation the only way to end legal ‘tit for tat’

06 May 2021 −  Irrigators supported environmental reform, Upper House did not, leaving unlimited floodplain harvesting in place

 30 April 2021 −  New regulations to cutback floodplain harvesting to comply with state’s water usage limits

 22 April 2021 −  Metering hurdles must be resolved before deadlines

 26 March 2021 −  Governments must act on ACCC water market report

15 March 2021  −  IPART draft price determination a nail biter 

25 January 2021   – Irrigators facing 240% price hike for metering reforms 

 18 January 2021  −  NSWIC call to re-establish DPIE regional managers 

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Media Information Initiative

The NSWIC Media Information Initiative is a platform for journalists and media to get access to irrigation farmers in NSW.

It is important for our integrity as an industry that people can understand how our water management system works, and why farmers use irrigation.

We need a change of perception so that people understand why irrigation is important to efficient and sustainable food production.

We are proud that Australia’s irrigation farmers are some of the most water efficient in the world. What our farmers can get out of the water they do have is a true testament to the industry.  

Irrigation technology/infrastructure allows farmers to be more resilient to the harsh realities of Australia’s dry climate, and allows all Australians to continue to have a supply of high-quality fresh produce.

Without the use of irrigation, yields would be lower, meaning we would have to use more water to maintain the same amount of food and fibre production.

What we need is to ensure the public has access to this information. Providing this information to show the integrity and sustainability of our industry requires collaboration.

If you’re a journalist, or involved in the media, and would like to get involved, please get in touch [HERE]. In your expression of interest, please include:

  • Your name, organisation and position
  • Where or what you would like to see
  • When you’re keen to go.

We can take it from there. We look forward to hearing from you.