• Local communities hit by water recovery to receive funding for projects to create jobs
• Helping diversify Basin economies
• Providing up to $20 million over 4 years to 2021-22 to boost communities most impacted by water recovery under the Basin Plan
Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced funding for the Riverland communities through the Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program.
Projects in areas most affected by water buy backs
Mr Pasin said the funding would help create sustainable long-term jobs in communities where water recovery has hit local economies.
“Water recovery has hurt communities,” Mr Pasin said.
“Investing in these projects is by no means a silver bullet. It something we’re doing to assist.
“It will help diversify the local economy, giving a boost to communities most impacted by water recovery under the Basin Plan,” Mr Pasin said.
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