The accuracy of weather data for the Wimmera Southern Mallee region was identified in the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Plan. The impact of weather information on agricultural decisions, emergency planning, aviation and water managment in the region has a direct economic bearing on our community. A working group was established to investigate the opportunity to upgrade our weather data to enable real time information, to inform management and planning decisions for our region.
Following discussions with the Bureau of Meteorology the working group sought case study information to build a submission for consideration by the Bureau and the Federal Government.
This submission was launched on 9 November by Member for Mallee John Forrest.
To view the submission click here and for further information contact Jo Bourke at WDA.