Court battle looms over Snowy River flows



Eight years ago the Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian governments agreed to spend $375 million to improve the dwindling river’s flow.

The deal included a target environmental flow of 15 per cent below the Jindabyne Dam by mid-2009, but it is still only at 4 per cent.

Louise Crisp, from the Snowy River Alliance says the New South Wales Government is most to blame.

“It’s been a case of misinformation, obstruction, basically simple lack of cooperation between the three governments the whole way,” she said.

“New South Wales has been particularly recalcitrant. Really no beneficial outcomes from the licence review were delivered to the Snowy River and yet still the Snowy River is in a desperately poor state.”

Tags: environmental-management, states-and-territories, environmental-impact, australia, act, nsw, jindabyne-2627, sydney-2000, vic

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