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Government water reform has reduced the amount of water available in the Goulburn Murray irrigation district, which includes Moira Shire, with previous water buy backs reducing water usage by 50% and irrigated agriculture jobs by 40%.
The Commonwealth Government is now considering intervening again and buying more water from landowners.
Any further buy backs within the Moira Shire will reduce the long term viability of our irrigation industries and our irrigation infrastructure managed by Goulburn Murray Water.
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The "What we heard" report will be released in August 2023.