With a number of high profile projects being bankrolled, including the $12.5 million upgrade to the Murray-Darling Basin and $120 million in funding for irrigation projects in Tasmania, it’s safe to say that federal support for the sector is only going to get stronger.
To this effect, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will be hosting workshops during the 2016 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition on Commonwealth On Farm Irrigation Efficiency and Infrastructure Programs, which visitors can attend free of charge.
As part of the comprehensive conference program, keynote speakers who will be addressing attendees include:
- Senator Anne Ruston | Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
- Graham Hawke | Deputy Director, Environment and Research Division, Bureau of Meteorology
- Phillip Glyde | Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
- Richard McLoughlin | Assistant Secretary, Water Resources, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
The 2016 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will also feature more localised support, with the Victorian State Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning set to host the Plenary session on day one of the conference.
With the importance of water and irrigation to the agricultural industry growing, local and federal governments are now getting on board for the 2016 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition to help our country plan for the future.
Registration to the trade exhibition is free. For more information and to register visit www.irrigationaustralia.com.au