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Draft GMID Drainage Management Strategy open for public consultation

Wednesday 1 September, 2021
If you have an interest in drainage within the Goulburn Murray irrigation District (GMID), we’d love to hear what you think about the draft GMID Drainage Management Strategy

Public Consultation from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Sunday 24 October 2021. Click Here

Effective, fit for purpose surface and subsurface drainage is essential for sustainable irrigated agriculture.

Recently there has been a range of significant changes to irrigated agriculture in the GMID and the external environment within which irrigation drainage service providers operate.

The draft GMID Drainage Management Strategy (the draft Strategy) has been developed to provide a clear direction for the future management of irrigation drainage.

Importantly the draft Strategy is intended to be an adaptive and ongoing strategy that recognises that the future is uncertain, and it has been developed using resilience principles. These principles aim to enable a more flexible approach to the way surface and subsurface drainage services are provided; as well as supporting a structured, continuous review, improvement, and adaption process into irrigation drainage management.

The public consultation period for the draft strategy opens on the 1st September 2021 until the 24th October 2021 via Engage Victoria. Please Click Here to access the draft strategy and complete the online survey to let us know what you think.