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News and Announcements

Announcement

*** Minimum Allocations now 77% ***

15 Jul, 2020
DEW Announcement: “Minimum water allocations in 2020-21 for South Australian Class 3 (High Security) and Class 8 entitlement holders are now - as of 15 July 2020 - at 77 percent. This has risen from 54 percent previously announced at the start of July....
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PIRSA Webinar - 2020-21 Irrigation Season – Diversify your water holdings

14 Jul, 2020
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia presents an online workshop designed to assist South Australian irrigators to plan and manage their water holdings for the 2020-21 irrigation season and trade more confidently in the water market. This workshop...
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*** Minimum Allocation Increase to 54 percent ***

01 Jul, 2020
The 2020-21 minimum allocation for South Australian Class 3 (High Security) and Class 8 River Murray water has increased to 54 percent. The updated projections indicate that even if an exceptionally dry scenario plays out over the next six months,...
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ANY ANNUAL SHUTDOWN OF PUMPING WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH PLENTY OF NOTICE GIVEN

30 Jun, 2020
We have been receiving a number of inquiries around the Trust's annual pumping shutdown. As communicated earlier in the year, due to COVID-19 and given there were significant works completed during last year's shutdown, we did not conduct our usual...
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Announcement

Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Grants information session

30 Jun, 2020
A Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Grants information session will be held at the Renmark Club TOMORROW, Wednesday 1 July from 4:30pm. Tony Pasin MP will also be attending the Club. Please RSVP to Tim Grieger (Summerfruit SA) at 0409 099 122. ...
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Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Grants

29 Jun, 2020
Recently, the Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Grants were announced in an effort to help primary producers in the Riverland and Adelaide Hills/Greater Adelaide region fund the purchase and installation of new netting or the replacement of any damaged...
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Opening Allocations Video

15 Jun, 2020
This short ‘River Murray Water Resources – Opening Allocations’ video explains the latest weather outlook and the latest water allocation updates and projections as of 15 June 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egKymxCdunE ...
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*** The opening allocation for South Australian River Murray water users will be 40 percent ***

15 Jun, 2020
On 15 June 2020, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the opening allocation for the 2020-21 water year will be 40 percent. The updated projections indicate that even if an extreme dry scenario plays out over the next six...
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Announcement

*** Trust Office open to the public ***

09 Jun, 2020
Please help us by observing social distancing measures, including 1.5m spacing and observing the ‘crosses’ on the office floor for guidance, as well as paying by contactless payment (card where possible) and using the hand sanitiser. Welcome back! ...
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*** Trust Office (window) Open to Customers ***

27 May, 2020
The Trust Office is now open to customers via our COVID-19 conscious window service... This means you can attend the Trust Office and speak to our friendly staff in person with any enquiries/to tend to account matters. We look forward to (hopefully)...
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*** Disruption to water supply on Kulkyne and Ontario - UPDATE ***

26 May, 2020
Water supply servicing properties on Kulkyne, Ontario, and some intersecting streets to resume this afternoon.Thank you for your understanding. ...
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*** Disruption to water supply on Kulkyne and Ontario ***

25 May, 2020
Due to an incident on Friday, water supply servicing properties on both Kulkyne, Ontario, and some intersecting streets is currently shut down. There are some complexities to the fix required, requiring a bespoke part to be engineered, and the Trust...
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Announcement

Minimum opening 2020-21 allocations now 8%

15 May, 2020
On 15 May 2020, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum projected Class 3 (High Security) and Class 8 opening allocation for the 2020-21 water year has been increased to 8 percent. Despite this very low minimum...
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PIRSA Webinar – Water Market Fundamentals – how to make it work for you

15 May, 2020
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia presents an online workshop designed to assist South Australian irrigators to gain confidence in successfully navigating the River Murray water market. This workshop will offer simple and practical strategies...
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Announcement

Private Carryover Review Outcome

16 Apr, 2020
Since August 2019, the Trust Board and its staff have worked to seek a more workable private carryover policy for SA irrigators, and to have that improved policy applied retrospectively. Private carryover was granted in April 2019 when the opening 2019-20...
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Announcement

15 April 2020 – Minimum Opening Water Allocation

15 Apr, 2020
On 15 April 2020, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) announced that the minimum projected Class 3 (High Security) and Class 8 opening allocation for the 2020-21 water year is 2 percent. Despite this very low minimum opening allocation,...
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Announcement

Annual Trust Pumping Shutdown Postponed

06 Apr, 2020
Due to COVID-19 uncertainties, the Annual Shutdown of Trust water supply for maintenance purposes (usually occurring in the first week of May) has been postponed until further notice. Please contact the Trust Office on (08) 8586 6911 with any queries. ...
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Announcement

2020-21 Irrigation Season Outlook - River Murray

05 Apr, 2020
You are invited to register for the 2020-21 Irrigation Season Outlook for the River Murray webinar presented by Primary Industries and Regions SA and the Department for Environment and Water, to be held THIS WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL. The webinar will feature...
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Announcement

Trust Office shut to public

01 Apr, 2020
To best continue serving the community, the Trust Office is now closed to the public due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautionary measures. As an essential service, the Trust will continue to operate, so please call the Office on (08) 8586 6911 with any...
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Riverland support still needed for Private Carryover Policy changes

30 Mar, 2020
Government will soon make a decision on the proposed private carryover policy changes and your support is urgently needed. If you support the proposed changes to the private carryover policy and applying it retrospectively, please call local MP Tim...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

19 Mar, 2020
While our friendly staff love welcoming you at the Trust Office, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, please reconsider your need to visit the Trust Office in person, unless for urgent business. Instead, please call the office on (08) 8586 6911 with...
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Announcement

Reminder: Local support needed for private carryover changes - last chance to sign petition of support

05 Mar, 2020
Potential changes to the State Government’s private carryover policy will be finalised before April, but ONLY with the support of Riverland irrigators. The proposed policy out for consultation is an improvement on the current policy and is strongly...
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Announcement

River Murray Water Availability Early Advice

24 Feb, 2020
Click here to access a statement that provides early advice on the conditions leading into the 2020-21 water year. Information on South Australia’s projected opening minimum water allocation will be provided on 15 April 2020. ...
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Local support needed for private carryover changes

16 Feb, 2020
Potential changes to the State Government’s private carryover policy will be finalised before April, but ONLY with the support of Riverland irrigators. The proposed policy out for consultation is an improvement on the current policy and is strongly...
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News

RIT goes Platinum!

07 Feb, 2020
Following an audit in January, the Renmark Irrigation Trust has been awarded Platinum level certification, the highest certification level under the Alliance for Water Stewardship model. The below text is an extract from an article published in the Murray...
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Announcement

Mick Keelty Town Hall - Have your say on the water sharing plans - Thursday 30 January Renmark Hotel - 10AM-11AM

24 Jan, 2020
The interim Inspector-General, Mick Keelty, is inquiring into the arrangements for sharing water in the southern Basin between NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Register your interest in attending this Town Hall session by emailing igmdb@agriculture.gov.au.The...
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Announcement

Private Carryover Policy Public Consultation - Tuesday 4 February Loxton Research Centre 11am

24 Jan, 2020
A formal public consultation on the review of the SA Private Carryover Policy will be held on Tuesday 4 February at the Loxton Research Centre at 11am. Further details on the formal public consultations can be found here.All Trust Members and interested...
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Private Carryover Review Discussion - Thursday, 23 January, from 3pm-4pm at the Renmark Club

14 Jan, 2020
Following the Minster’s approval of South Australia’s Water Allocation Plan in February 2019, the Trust, on behalf of its members, has been advocating for improvements to the private carryover policy. The Minster has now opened up the policy for review...
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Announcement

AGM Notice

15 Nov, 2019
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS FOLLOWED BY A CELEBRATORY DINNER To be held at the 23rd Street Distillery on Monday 2 December 2019 at 5:30pm. If attending please RSVP to the Trust Office by 12 noon Monday 25 November 2019. ...
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News

Private Carryover policy review

15 Nov, 2019
In addition to today's announcement that South Australian irrigators will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in 2019-20, DEW has announced that the appropriateness of [the private carryover] policy setting is under review, a review which will include...
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Announcement

Improved minimum water allocation

15 Nov, 2019
DEW has announced that South Australian irrigators will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in 2019-20. Previously projected water allocations during 2019-20 were: 14 per cent in April22 per cent in May26 per cent in June31 per cent on 1 July38...
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Announcement

Self Report Hail Damage - Call PIRSA Hotline 1800 255 556

07 Nov, 2019
The South Australian Government will immediately work with Riverland growers impacted by Monday's hailstorm event to assess the damage to crops. Primary Industries and Regions SA staff will be commencing assessments of the damage to crops across the...
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Announcement

ACCC Public Consultation

04 Nov, 2019
The ACCC is hosting a public forum at the Renmark Club on Friday, 8 November, from 10am. Come along to share your views on the operations, transparency, regulation, competitiveness, and efficiency of water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin and how...
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Announcement

Improved minimum water allocation

01 Nov, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum water allocation for South Australian irrigators has increased from 87 per cent to 94 percent for 2019-20. Previously projected water allocations for 2019-20 were: 14...
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Announcement

Viticulture Workshop

21 Oct, 2019
*** Workshop to be held in Loxton, announcement below *** Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) Viticulture WorkshopWhen: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Friday October 25thWhere: Loxton Research Centre, Bookpurnong Rd Loxton SPAA, in collaboration...
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Announcement

Minimum water allocation update

15 Oct, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum water allocation for South Australian irrigators remains at 87 per cent for 2019-20. Previously projected water allocations for 2019-20 were: 14 per cent in April22 per...
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Announcement

Online Survey Now Open

01 Oct, 2019
An Independent Panel appointed to independently study the social and economic conditions affecting communities in the Murray-Darling Basin is seeking your input to understand the lived experience of communities across the Basin. As part of a broader...
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Announcement

Improved minimum water allocation

01 Oct, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 87 percent for 2019-20. This is up from previously projected water allocations of: 14 per cent in April22...
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Announcement

Improved minimum water allocation

16 Sep, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 81 percent for 2019-20. Based on recent rainfall and water availability data, this is up from previously projected...
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News

World Water Week

13 Sep, 2019
Recently, Trust representatives attended World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the five day event (25-30 August), is a focal point for global water issues, providing an opportunity for...
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Announcement

Improved minimum opening allocations

03 Sep, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has announced that the minimum opening water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 74 percent for 2019-20. Based on recent rainfall and water availability data, this is up from previously...
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Announcement

Improved minimum opening allocations

15 Aug, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has today announced that the minimum opening water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 68 percent for 2019-20. Based on recent rainfall and water availability data, this is up from...
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Announcement

Water allocation explainer

14 Aug, 2019
For a useful explainer on River Murray water allocations, and the working relationship and different roles of the NSW, VIC, SA state governments and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, take a look at the following video, it's a quick (less than 3 minute!)...
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Announcement

Improved minimum opening allocations

15 Jul, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has today announced that the minimum opening water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 38 percent for 2019-20. Based on recent rainfall and water availability data, this is up from...
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News

Confused about carryover water?

14 Jun, 2019
The availability of carryover water can serve as an important tool for irrigators in times of restricted water availability.To help support irrigators, this private carryover video explains how any unused water from 2018-19 can be carried over for use...
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Announcement

Improved minimum opening allocations

14 Jun, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water announced that the minimum opening water allocation for South Australian irrigators has risen to 26 percent for 2019-20. Based on recent rainfall and water availability data, this is up from previously projected...
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Announcement

Improved minimum opening allocation for 2019-20

15 May, 2019
The Department for Environment and Water has announced that the projected minimum, or worst case, opening irrigation allocation for the 2019-20 water year has risen from 14 percent to 22 percent. The change to the minimum opening allocation since April...
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Announcement

Annual Water Supply Shutdown

30 Apr, 2019
The Renmark Irrigation Trust will cease pumping of water at 9pm on SUNDAY 5 MAY 2019 to enable annual programmed maintenance and repair works to be undertaken at the Main Pump Station and on other infrastructure throughout the district. This shutdown...
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Announcement

Irrigators Energy Forum

16 Apr, 2019
An Irrigators Energy Forum with Federal Minister for Energy, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP will be held at the Renmark Club Function Room on Wednesday, 24 April from 11:30am to 1pm. Tony Pasin has been speaking to the Minister about the rising costs of...
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News

Allocation Announcement Timeline

20 Mar, 2019
2019/2020 Water Year minimum allocation announcements are expected in mid-April. The Department of Environment and Water will shortly release the minimum allocation announcements for the 2019/2020 water year. Announcement of actual opening allocations...
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Water Outlook Information Session

14 Mar, 2019
There was a full house at yesterday's water outlook information session held at the Renmark Club. Over 100 irrigators and locals from the Renmark/Riverland gathered to hear about water availability and future outlook, followed by a panel discussion...
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Announcement

Katarapko campsite/road closures

26 Feb, 2019
If you plan on visiting the Katarapko section of Murray River National Park, please be aware that multiple campsites and roads within this section will be closed throughout the next 12 months. Some exciting environmental work being undertaken in the area! ...
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