Murray community must make itself heard

On the dawn of the Mildura public forum and with just 65 days remaining in the consultation period, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie implored Victorians to have their say on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “No one understands the importance of a sustainable river system and environment more than the people living in…

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Basin Plan Input Crucial To Sunraysia

Sunraysia and Robinvale residents are urged to attend a Murray Darling Basin Plan public meeting at Mildura Settlers in 8th Street this Friday, 10 February at 2pm. The Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Member for Mallee John Forrest said elements of the plan that could have adverse impacts on the state’s river communities must…

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Senator McKenzie heads to Horsham

The Wimmera’s standing as a grains research hub was highlighted today in a meeting between Horsham Rural City Council (RCC) and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. The Nationals Senator said she was impressed by the spectrum of education pathways available in Horsham to those wishing to pursue a career in agricultural business or research. Senator…

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Wodonga a great regional development example

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie continued her local government tour across regional Victoria today, meeting with Wodonga City Council to discuss their vision for the future. “Wodonga has enormous potential and is reaping the benefits of sound planning and proactive management,” said Senator McKenzie. “The Central Wodonga Rejuvenation Project, which is currently under…

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MDBP will hold back Murray communities

Joint media release with Paul Weller, Member for Rodney Member for Rodney, Paul Weller has claimed the proposed draft Murray Darling Basin Plan would not allow the region to recover on the back of its devastating 12 year drought. Following a recent Age report that stated house prices in communities throughout the Murray Darling Basin…

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Minister does lots of talking and no listening

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, State Minister Jeanette Powell, and Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy joined 800 irrigators and community members in Shepparton today to listen to their concerns regarding the draft Murray Darling Basin Plan. “We travelled to Shepparton to hear first hand from industry and community leaders, from food producers, from business people,…

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Thales triumph secures Bendigo jobs

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, has congratulated local manufacturer Thales on being selected as Defence’s preferred supplier for up to 1300 of their Hawkei vehicles, in a contract worth potentially $1.5 billion. As part of the Land 121 Phase 4 project, the Hawkei was extensively tested and has now been chosen by Defence as…

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