Drought outlook and water availability information sessions
The department, together with WaterNSW, will be holding public information sessions via webinar during May and June 2020 with the session
for the Norther region, including the Gwydir on 28 May 2020. See the link below to register for this presentation.
The sessions will provide an update on the water availability outlook, climatic trends, system flows and storages levels. Lessons learnt from the current drought and the impacts of drought on groundwater will be discussed, as well as ongoing support available for communities.
Water availability including prospects for allocations for the new water year starting July 1 2020 will also be discussed.
GVIA Office Closed
With the response to Covid-19, the GVIA office is now closed and staff are rotating being in the office. Appointment can be made if required. Our work continues and both Zara and Lou are still available by phone; 02 67521399 or email. Please dont hesitate to contact us. Stay safe and well. Thank YouRead More
Gwydir Field Day Thursday 12th March
The Gwydir CGA would like to invite you to join us for the 2020 Gwydir Field Day.
The field day will provide an opportunity to look at some new and innovative technologies including the CSD variety trials, XtendFlex , a machine vision app for insect management and the canopy temperature sensors. There will be an update from the CSIRO breeding team and the NSW DPI water productivity benchmarking project.
Gwydir Field Day Friday 14th February
The Gwydir Cotton Growers Association would like to invite you to join us for the 2020 Gwydir Field Day which will be showcasing new and
innovative technologies including the CSD variety trials, XtendFlex , a machine vision app for insect management and the canopy temperature
sensor. There will be discussion on the impact of temperature and climate on cotton production as well as an update from the CSIRO breeding
RSVP to Secretary@gwydircotton.com.au or call Lou on 0427 521 498 or 02 6752 1399
Opportunity to raise community concerns
The independent expert panel appointed to study the social and economic conditions affecting communities in the Murray-Darling Basin will be
in Moree on Friday 18th October 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Town and Country Club, 5 Frome St.
The panel wants to hear from communities to assess how lived experience aligns with analysis and research, understand key trends, drivers and impacts from water reform, and learn of community-led ideas and solutions.
Please register your interest in attending by email to: Independentpanel@mdba.gov.au stating that you will be attending the Moree session. Thank you.
Agtech Founders Field Tour in Moree
From the 20th to the 26th of September Moree will host a number of innovative Agtech founders. The intention is to connect these Agtech
businesses with farmers to ensure that the products and services being developed align with the needs of farmers. The tour includes an
irrigation tour, a cotton research tour and broadacre and livestock tours in the Moree region. With a wrap up Pitch night at BAMM on
Thursday 25th September.
For more information please contact Brooke Sauer 0427 090 279 or email@example.com
B&W Rural BBQ with N-Drip demonstration
Come and join B&W Rural for a BBQ lunch at 12:30pm, Friday 13 September 2019 at the B&W Rural Office.
B&W Rural will have representatives from N-Drip giving a demonstration and talk about their new gravity fed drip irrigation technology. This has the potential for labour savings and huge water savings in years to come. See flyers attached and the below link for more information.
Please RSVP by 9am Friday to Loretta Menzies; p: (02) 6750 7000 | e: Loretta.Menzies@elders.com.au
Floodplain Harvesting consultation, again
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Water Division late Friday night released their final version of their Independent
Review of Floodplain Harvesting Policy
Implementation as well as the NSW Government’s Floodplain
Harvesting Action Plan
to respond to this advice. The NSW Government will also be holding public consultation on these documents, due to start in Narrabri on
Monday, 9 September 2019.
We’ve asked for regional DPIE offices to be set up to access the webinar on Wednesday 18th for those that cannot make one of the locations. For GVIA members, our office will be set up with the webinar.
Zara Lowien, Executive Officer of the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association, said it’s important that anyone in NSW that has a dam that can collect rainfall runoff from across their farm, considers attending a consultation session or the webinar.