Murray River to get millions of trees


More than 2.5 million trees will be planted along the River Murray between Morgan and Renmark as part of the South Australian Government’s Budget commitment to the waterway.

The Government will spend $5.7 million over the next four years establishing the native forest.

It is one of a number of River Murray projects to share in a $241 million Budget package for the next four years.

Other projects include $3 million for salt interception schemes at Murtho, Chowilla and Pike.

Minister for the River Murray Karlene Maywald says the funding will also go towards the state’s target of returning 35 gigalitres to the river under the Living Murray Initiative.

"There’s $10 million projects in this financial year towards recovering that 35 gigalitres which includes also the purchase of water from willing sellers," she said.

© 2006 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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