AFTER meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NSW farmer Rob McBride hopes the leader of the nation will take on his advice and concerns surrounding the Murray-Darling Basin.
Also present at the meeting on Thursday last week was Member for Parks, NSW, Mark Coulton and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
Meeting last week in Broken Hill, NSW, Mr McBride raised the issues surrounding the Menindee Lakes, the lack of water in the rivers, and environmental water.
He also mentioned six original weirs that were in the Darling River, but were blown out in 1860 for river boats – and how its reinstatement could help save the system.
“The messages did sink in,” Mr McBride said.
“I think the Prime Minister’s understanding about the system was fair and I hope he understood the serious of the nature.
“It’s in SA’s best interest to have a healthy river system, otherwise it will put extra pressures on irrigators.”