Water Smart Still Reviewing Submissions
Submissions to the National Water Commission are still being
examined, with the Landscape Rehydration Alliance (LRA) bid
still being assessed.
Some of the key members of the LRA team recently visited Canberra
to present to Ministers and Members of Parliament at a Breakfast
Briefing with positive results.
On September 6, twelve members of the LRA team went to Canberra
to present to a number of key Federal members, including John
Anderson, Peter McGauran, Gary Nairn, John Cobb and representatives
from Malcolm Turnbull’s, De-Anne Kelly’s and Susan
The visit was very positive, with a number of ministers and
members pledging support for NSF.
Sponsored by Alan Cadman, Member for Mitchell, he confirmed
we may need to return for a second briefing to meet coalition
Members and Senators in October.
Water Smart recently requested further clarification on the
submission, and the response was submitted on Thursday, September
While the Water Smart submission is still under review, the
LRA team is continuing to gather support amongst the scientific
community, academic circles, landowners, catchment authorities,
non government organizations and the business sector, and remain
hopeful of a positive response.
About Landscape Rehydration Alliance
The Landscape Rehydration Alliance is a multi-disciplinary
team of farmers, scientists, process designers, academics, catchments
authorities, Federal and State government departments, NGO’s,
wholesale and retail distribution channel partners that have
come together in a bid to demonstrate that many of Australian
farms, catchments and wider communities can benefit from greater
water efficiency practices in agriculture using NSF principles.