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Gilbert water flow waits on IFED nod


Sally Cripps, Queensland Country Life

THE water needs of the Integrated Food and Energy Development (IFED) project are behind the delay in the release of additional water entitlements from the Gilbert River announced last week by the state government.

It released additional water entitlements in the Flinders and Gilbert Rivers under an amended Gulf Water Resource Plan, opening up another 239,650ML to potential Flinders irrigators and making 467,000ML available in the Gilbert catchment. However, it said the Gilbert catchment reserves wouldn't be made available until after the IFED EIS was done.

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