Speak Up wants to be heard in Canberra
On Friday in Canberra, the Ministerial Council meeting of Water Ministers will be held.
Also in Canberra will be a delegation from the region's irrigation lobby group Speak Up, determined to ensure the collective views of southern Murray Darling Basin communities are heard.
In April, the group wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball calling for a meeting, to express their concerns with the Murray Darling Basin Plan, after no answer they have now decided to tackle the water ministers.
Speak Up campaign chairwoman Shelley Scoullar said the message being delivered was simple.
“All we want is a guarantee that our communities will be protected. We don’t think that is too much to ask."
“As the Government proceeds with implementing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan it keeps breaking promises and ignoring calls to avoid damaging forever
the social and economic fabric of our country towns and their rural surrounds.