Green is not my favourite colour: Thurley

On 20/03/2019 by admin

Albury deputy mayor David Thurley, left, in attendance at the Albury Greens’ election party. Source: Amanda Cohn Facebook Page.ALBURY deputy mayor David Thurley has distanced himself from suggestions he is aligned tothe Greens despite attending a post-election celebration with party members.
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Cr Thurley is also national presidentof the Murray Darling Association which attempts to balance the needs of irrigators and the environment.

He confirmed he attended the Greens’get together along with his wife Sue, who handed out how-to-vote cards for Greens’candidate Amanda Cohnon Saturday.

“I suspect a bit of mischief making is going on,” Cr Thurley said.

“Butwho really knows what is happening.”

In his MDA chairman role, Cr Thurley also said he briefed Dr Cohn on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan during the election campaign and made the same offer to Labor candidate Christian Kunde.

Cr Thurley isnot aware of any irrigator backlash from his attendance at the Greens’event.

“The aim of the MDA is to achieve good outcomes in the Murray-Darling Basin for everybody,”he said.

“People are suspicious of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and don’t believe it listens.

“Sometimes that is because the authority listens and doesn’t do what they want.

“The root of the scepticism is what is environmental water?

“Is the amount of water being diverted to the environment too much, too little even.

“But there is an opportunity to review those sustainable diversion limits later this year.

“Also social impacts will be reviewed.”

The MDA operates similar to the Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils

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