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THe GVIA office will be closed from 22nd December 2023  through to 8th January 2024.

For any urgent inquiries, please call the office mobile numbers. 

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The Water engagement roundup is a live monthly webinar update about ongoing and upcoming engagements and consultation on important water policy, reforms and programs for NSW. This month we focus on the NSW Groundwater Strategy.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales)

Duration: 1 hour

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The Australian Government has announced consultation into ideas and ways to finalise the Murray Darling Basin Plan. 

The Gwydir Valley has 5,000 ML of environmental water over the legal requirements for the Basin Plan and the consultation open at the moment presents an opportunity to highlight this and the inequity that exists for the region who has over-recovered water compared with regions that have progress still to make. 

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DPE are hosting one-hour, on-on-one (in-person) session to help develop property measurement plans for floodplain harvesting.  

Venue: Moree Services Club, 3 Albert St, Moree

Time: 9:30 am to 5.00 pm 

Dates: Tuesday 27 June to Thursday 29 June 

Available times: 

  1. 9:30 am to 10.30 am
  2. 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
  3. 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
  4. 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  5. 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm. 

There are four bookings available for each time listed above, offering a total of 20 sessions per day. 

Register to attend a session.

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Monday 20th March - Learn about your local river, its cultural heritage and the creatures that call it home.
Join CottonInfo for a FREE, FUN and INFORMATIVE kayak trip at Moree's Tareelaroi Weir. You will hear from aquatic experts, entomologists and ecologists about what animals contribute to natural pest control in your region and what you can do to manage their habitats. 
Presenters: Simone Heimoana (CSIRO entomologist) – Pest Suppressive landscapes, Dr Rhiannon Smith (UNE ecologist) – Valuing biodiversity and how best to revegetate floodplains Dr Susan Fuller (QUT ecologist) – Innovative acoustic monitoring technology David Preston (DPIE) – Environmental flows and river management, Rodney Price (NSWDPI ecologist) – Fish Screening program, Jay Barnett (OzFish unlimited) – River Repair Bus, Kerrie Saunders (Yinarr-ma) – Cultural Heritage and bushtucker

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Sundown Pastoral Company would like to invite you to join them for the 2022 Bayer Grower of the Year Field Day at Keytah, Moree on 21st February 2023 from 10am.

 Industry-led panel sessions will explore: 

1. Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

2. Customer expectations along the value chain.

3. The power of Supply Chain Traceability.

4. Adaptive Agriculture and Innovative Solutions for Growers

5. Practical Applications and Field Innovations

Please see your invitation included. A detailed agenda is available here.

Could you please share this information with your network as this will be a fantastic day where all aspects of the cotton supply chain from field to fabric will be explored. .

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Link to RSVP:

Event Webpage:

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Carbon is one of the topics getting attention at present. It is important for our members to understand what it means for them. To  help we are hosting the Gwydir Regional Carbon Forum in partnership with UNE, NSW DPI and the CRDC. We are looking to provide information on Sustainable Soil Management and how this links with a productive cropping system and Carbon. 

  • What is soil Carbon: Understanding, monitoring and measuring soil carbon. What levels could be expected as a baseline? What do producers need to know before they make any changes? How can they use existing/historic soil tests?
  • Understanding and measuring emissions: What is involved in making this assessment and how should producers go about collecting the information.
  • Data management: What data do producers need, where can it be stored, how can this be easily managed over time.
  • Tools that can assist producers and agronomist easily manage the Carbon space.
When: 3rd August 2022
Where: Town and Country Club, 5 Frome St, Moree
Start: 2:00pm


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This months resource assessment provided a further 8.6% allocation to general security accounts, with the ECA and environmental water accounts at maximum level.  Irrigation water availability is just below the 600GL maximum account limit.  

The main summer irrigation season is drawing to a close and deliveries to the Gwydir Wetlands are also slowing down, which should see releases at Copeton Dam ease off and the majority of this water carried over for future use. 

Copeton Dam is holding steady at 93% capacity which means there is plenty of water to enjoy at the Holiday Park.  At this level at the end of the irrigation season we anticipate, a few good years of economic activity from the stored water.

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NSW DPIEW are providing an update on groundwater levels in the Gwydir Valley on Tuesday, 15th March 2022 - 9:30- 11:30am.  This meeting is a face to face meeting in Moree at the Services Club.

Groundwater levels have generally fluctuated within acceptable levels of decline and recovery. However, in some localities, with concentrated areas of pumping, groundwater levels are not able to fully recover before the following irrigation season starts.  The Department have more information on this and have provided a brief report accessed via the below link.

Please register to attend using the online form - Community meetings on groundwater levels - Lower Gwydir - Moree Tickets, Tue 15/03/2022 at 9:30 am | Eventbrite 

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Join us for discussions on the Siphon-less tailwater backup design at Saunders Farming "Thuraggi Overflow" St George on Tuesday 8th March 2022. The field day is the second half of the CSD Cotton Management Field day. 
The irrigation session will start at 10am with an update on the Water productivity benchmarking followed by an introduction to the system from Craig Saunders. We will then have a panel session with Glenn Lyon, Lucas Wuersching, Andrew McKay, Grant Oswald and Malcolm Gillies to discuss the design, the performance and some of the considerations for implementation. 
We will be leaving Moree a 7am on Tuesday. Please contact Lou on 0427521498 

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The Gwydir Valley is currently experiencing a once in a decade event with Copeton Dam filling and spilling, along with most rivers and streams flowing naturally. 

Zara Lowien, Executive Officer of Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association who represents water users in the valley said whilst it is rare to see Copeton Dam this full and spilling, this signifies the region is at the start of the boom, of our historical boom and bust cycle here in the Gwydir Valley.

“Copeton Dam filling and our rivers constantly flowing, as they have for nearly a year now, is exactly what happens here when it finally does rain” she said.

“These conditions are a far cry from those a few years ago, when environmental water and high security deliveries were the only sources of water keeping parts of our rivers flowing, while others just didn’t flow at all” she said.

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Want to find our for yourself what the new NSW Metering Rules mean for you? The NSW Government is holding two virtual metering field days to help you understand the rules and what you need to do to be compliant.

You will be able to ask questions to a panel from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Water group, WaterNSW and NRAR staff.   Fee free to ask these questions when registering. 

Metering suppliers will also be presenting information on their products and available to answer your questions.

Session 1
Thursday 28 October
Session1: 12:30pm – 3.00pm

Session 2
Friday 29 October
Session1: 12:30pm – 3.00pm

Making Every Drop Count

Securing a future for the Gwydir Valley through Irrigated Agriculture.