Land Pressures

Land pressures such as urban salinity have long been a problem in Junee. In 2005 Council partnered with the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority to take part in the project ‘Protecting High Value Urban Infrastructure’. The aim of the project was to increase the understanding among Council staff of salinity processes and impacts in Junee and to assist in the identification of potential Local Government actions to address them.

In late 2005 early 2006, Council staff participated in 4 days of Urban Salinity Training which opened up MCMA funding opportunities for focused on-ground works associated with salinity management. Junee Shire Council was successful in obtaining $230,000 for 6 projects. This project extended into the 2007/2008 financial year and is due for completion in the coming financial year. The funded projects were: