Successes | 4th Jun, 2009

A landmark deal for our rivers

Environment Victoria worked with farmers and government agencies to convince the state government to change water trading rules in northern Victorian irrigation areas to allow environmental water purchases. As a result, the federal government will now buy 460 billion litres over the next five years for northern rivers like the Campaspe, Goulburn and Lodden, and of course the mighty Murray, ensuring the survival of Australia’s food-bowl and giving the rivers a chance to recover.