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Important details about new water shares are on the way to irrigators in the Macalister Irrigation District. Southern Rural Water is sending out letters to eligible irrigators in the next fortnight, offering them a distribution of water shares. The shares were created through water savings from recent modernisation works. The forms need to be signed and returned, for SRW to activate the shares.

For Southern Rural Water, this marks the delivery of an important commitment to the irrigators in the MID who have contributed to the modernisation project costs. There have been three years of auctions and shelf-price sales, and SRW is now able to distribute water shares to eligible customers, who will receive a letter in the coming fortnight.

The distribution is available only for those irrigation customers who hold both a Delivery Share and Water-Use Licence in the Macalister Irrigation District, as they have contributed towards the project costs. The number of shares offered is based on a proportion of delivery share.

Find out more at one of these information sessions:

10.30am – 1.30pm TUE 12 Dec* AgVic office, DEDJTR, 1 Stratford Road Maffra. Light lunch
7.30pm – 9pm THU 14 Dec Tinamba Community Meeting Room. Light refreshments
10.30am – 12noon WED 20 Dec Bundalaguah Hall. Light refreshments

Come along and find out more about:

  • the new MID water shares distribution – and how to complete your offer
  • Spill entitlement and outlook
  • Water trading and auctions
  • AgVic new irrigation incentives

*Note: the Maffra session is in conjunction with an AgVic irrigation research workshop, with detail on incentives for farm plans and on-farm upgrades.

Check out more from our information page on water share distribution and Q&As.