NSW steals last water from Snowy


Seven years after the privatisation of the Snowy River Hydroelectricity authority the Snowy River is in a worse state than ever with flows in the upper reaches of the river at four percent of their natural level instead of the 25 percent proposed in the privatisation bill. Pro-river group, the Snowy River Alliance, has sought legal advice about suing the stake holders in the Hydroelectricity company, but has been advised that the targets for environmental flows are not legally binding. Victorian MP for East Gippsland, Craig Ingram, said that the NSW government is to blame. “They have failed systematically failed to live up to the intent or the spirit of the agreement,” he said. The water is diverted to the Murrumbidgee irrigation district.

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