Legal process must run its course, says GVIA
Water prosecutions a chance to hear both sides
On Thursday, 8th March 2018 WaterNSW, the body responsible for water measurement and compliance in NSW, indicated it would take cases of alleged water non-compliance to the State Land and Environment Court.
Zara Lowien, Executive Officer from the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association, said:
“Understandably, this has been an emotive issue both within the community and more widely. But it is important not to pre-judge the outcome. The legal process presents an opportunity to review the evidence and hear the arguments made by all sides.
“Nor should this action be seen to reflect on the irrigation industry as a whole. It affects just two out of more than 9500 irrigators in NSW.
“Water is our most precious resource. The GVIA and the industry as a whole continue to press for an effective water management compliance system, responsibility for which rests with the state government.”