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Environment Minister endorses Midlands Water Scheme: Environment Minister Tony Burke today endorsed a maj... #water

Environment Minister endorses Midlands Water Scheme: Environment Minister Tony Burke today endorsed a maj... #water

You are here: Ministers home » Tony Burke » 2011 The Hon Tony Burke MP Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Environment Minister endorses Midlands Water Scheme Media release 17 April 2011 Environment Minister Tony Burke today endorsed a major new irrigation project in Tasmania. In Tasmania, Mr Burke said he had endorsed the Midlands Water Scheme after a strategic assessment under national environmental law, which included extensive public consultation. The Midlands Water Scheme will involve building new pipelines, infrastructure and using dams so that water can be delivered to up to 500 farms from Perth to Kempton, providing up to 47, 500 megalitres of water each year. A part of the scheme involves construction of a new off-river 6000 megalitre dam located at Miford Dam on cleared farmlands, to be connected to the Lower South Esk Rive...

Full article: http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/burke/2011/mr20110...

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