About time…some recommendations worth pursuing for our waterways.
Farmers should have to exclude nearly all livestock from rivers and streams by 2025, the Government has been told.
The Land and Water Forum released its fourth report today, which had 60 new recommendations for the Government on freshwater management.
Chairman Alastair Bisley said that the proposals outlined a “workable and balanced” management system which would facilitate growth within environmental limits.
Mr Bisley expressed disappointment that the Government had not adopted most of the 153 recommendations made in three previous reports, and urged ministers to make further changes “without delay”.
One of the forum’s members, the Environmental Defence Society, reiterated the need for urgent changes.
“Water quality in our lowland streams and rivers is poor and the current system is demonstrably failing to deliver the outcomes the public wants,” chairman Gary Taylor said. Read more »