Nationals recharge Big Buffalo plan

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WATER WISHES: Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) and Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) walk around Lake Buffalo with local residents Colin McCormack and Fred Neal. PHOTO: Ashleigh Piles

THE Big Buffalo dream was last week reignited with the Nationals calling on the State Government to put aside their “no dams” argument and take action.

Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) and Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) called for the expansion of Lake Buffalo through a tristate agreement between Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

“What we are calling for is the Andrews government to refer the expansion of Big Buffalo and its possible connection to Nillahcootie via a pipeline to the Commonwealth water authority that has been established,” Ms Ryan said.

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