Local expertise will play a crucial role in work by a proposed ONE Basin Cooperative Research Centre to ensure the Goulburn-Murray’s farms, businesses, and environment have the resilience to weather a changing climate.
The bid to set up the $170 million CRC has been pitched to the federal government by the lead agency, the University of Melbourne.
The University is seeking $50m in federal funding for the 10-year research initiative and has proposed five regional hubs, including at Dookie and in Mildura.
The other hubs are proposed for Griffith, NSW, Goondiwindi, Qld and Loxton, SA.
The CRC aims to offer an industry-led and basin-wide approach to the science needed to manage the Murray-Darling Basin’s resources sustainably.