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Statement on GMW advisory panel

Friday 27 October 2017

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan

The Minister for Water must come clean on what has prompted another review into Goulburn Murray Water.

The advisory panel announced today is the third body created in two years to advise on GMW projects and strategic direction, and suggests the Government lacks confidence in the organisation.

The Minister must explain to customers and key stakeholders exactly what the issues are, and provide an opportunity for the community to contribute to the review process.

She must also explain why her dime-a-dozen reviews have so far failed to achieve any results.

The Minister has had three years to address the concerns of GMW and northern Victoria and it’s time we start seeing action and results, not just more reviews.