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National water resources program: offer of assistance to Victoria



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K H B A R G O E D

PRESS STATEMENT by the Minister for-National Development and Energy

Not to be published or -broadcast before 6.00pm Tuesday 26 October 1982

- 82/62(b) .

NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES PROGRAM: OFFER OF ASSISTANCE TO

VICTORIA

The Minister for National Development and Energy, Senator Sir John Garrick, today announced offers of assistance to

the States on a dollar-for-dollar basis for on-going projects

and programs under the National Water.Resources Program.

This, follows the appropriation of $41.7 million in the 1982/83 Budget for the Program - an increase of over 28% on the 1981/82 appropriation. -

Proposed allocations to Victoria are:

$ million

Water Resources Assessment Program 1.250 Murray Valley Salinity Program . 2.131 .

Floodplain Management . 1.200

Tanjil River Dam . . 2.000

. Total $6,581. million

Enquiries: A. Manderson (062) 45 3389 (BH) (062) 86 4931 (AH)

Canberra

26 October 1982