FARRER MP Sussan Ley's list of short-term priorities is ensuring southern Riverina irrigators receive a water allocation in coming months.
She will be joined in Albury on Monday by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and water minister Melinda Pavey for talks focusing on water in the southern basin, which has been the major issue in the election campaign.
"We can work closely together now and I think that is going to work well for irrigators," Ms Ley said.
"The short-term issue is how do we get an allocation for next water year which starts in July.
"The national spotlight on water and this region has really helped.
"I was dreading being a local member with a Labor government and we would have been having a different conversation with Mel Pavey this week.
"It would have been 'can you think about exiting the plan?', but it is not going to be that conversation thankfully.
"It was going to be the worst of all possible worlds and all we could do in the face of a Labor buyback."
On the voting to date, Mr Mack has 21 per cent of the primary vote, which is up on the 11 per cent Deniliquin-based independent Louise Burge attracted in 2010 when water was again a major focus of the campaign.
Mr Mack won the four polling booths in Deniliquin including the prepoll centre, but his wins weren't by huge margins.
Finley, Barooga and Jerilderie went to Ms Ley and Berrigan and Blighty were won by Mr Mack.
The majority of those centres are in the state seat of Murray which was lost by the National Party at the recent NSW election to Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate, Helen Dalton.
Voices for Farrer founder Chris Brooks, whose group financially supported Mr Mack's campaign, couldn't be contacted for comment.
Further north in Griffith, Ms Ley also performed well.
She won all booths with Labor candidate Kieran Drabsch, who is from Griffith, also out-polling Mr Mack on primary votes.
Mr Drabsch has polled 14.48 per cent of the primary vote to date, which is short of the 18 per cent disendorsed Labor candidate Christian Kunde scored at last election.
The Greens vote is down from 8.22 per cent at the last election to 4.52 per cent for their candidate Dean Moss.
Ms Ley also won all booths in Corowa and Leeton.
Also, the informal vote in Farrer is nudging 10 per cent compared to 4.2 per cent in neighbouring Indi.