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On 4 July 2024, the Australian Government released the Framework for delivering the 450 GL of additional environmental water. 
The Framework sets out how the government will recover 450 GL of water for enhanced environmental outcomes. 
There are three programs:    

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is hosting a 60 minute an online public webinar to provide an update at 12:00pm (AEST) on 17 July 2024, including representatives from DCCEEW and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. More details and resources can be found here:

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The Moree AgTech Breakfast will be on Wednesday 19th June from 7:30 - 9:30am
Supported by UNE SRI and Cicada Innovations, the breakfast will delve into the future of agriculture, showcasing the power of technology and innovation in transforming Moree's and Australia's agricultural landscape.
Panellists include Oscar Pearse (Director of NSW Farmers Association), Lachlan Elworthy (Agronomist McGregor Gourlay), Jack Rickers (Hiringa Energy, green hydrogen), Sophie Venz (President of Young Aggies) facilitated by Brooke Sauer (owner & director of IntellectAg). Following the TED-style talks will be interactive discussions, Q&A and breakfast. 

Cost: $20


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Business NSW are conducting a re-run of the Workplace Law Training for Business Zoom webinar this Friday 17th May at 10am. It is free to register as a member of Moree Chamber of Commerce.
This is the 'blurb' to intro the webinar: Due to overwhelming popularity, we are excited to announce that we will run the Expert Industrial Relations Guidance: Workplace Law Training for Business webinar again, in partnership with Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors. Learn invaluable insights into the recent changes in workplace and industrial relations laws following the passing of the Closing Loopholes Bills.

You can register here:

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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 

Making Every Drop Count

Securing a future for the Gwydir Valley through Irrigated Agriculture.