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The GVIA supports the better management of environmental water provided that all water rights are equally respected.  We are concerned that environmental outcomes will be undermined if non-flow complementary measures are not addressed.

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The GVIA supports that all water take should be measured with the majority of take to be metered through highly accurate devices.  All measurement must be auditable, verifiable and within accuracy requirements.  We know active irrigators in our region adopt the most accurate technology commercially available.

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Water for irrigation is limited and the volume has been decreasing over-time due to government reforms.  Approximately 27% of regulated general security river entitlement and another 28% of high security entitlement has been either purchased or diverted from irrigators in the Gwydir Valley for the environment.  A further 13% of supplementary entitlement has been purchased, this is on top of the 50% share already received during each unregulated event.

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The Gwydir is characterised as having low water reliability with the majority of water held as general security water with a reliability of 36%. Supplementary water entitlement is somewhat more reliable with 55% but accounts for less than a quarter of the total volume.

Making Every Drop Count

Securing a future for the Gwydir Valley through Irrigated Agriculture.