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Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan was developed in 2012 as a means of carefully managing the water within the Basin and protecting it for future generations.

It aims to outline the amount of water that can sustainably be removed from the Basin each year, while still providing enough water to protect the environment and wildlife.

The $13 billion plan is a partnership between the Australian Government, and the governments of NSW, QLD, South Australia, Victoria and the ACT. It sets out a 2024 target of 605GL in water savings through significant infrastructure projects, titled Sustainable Diversion Limit projects.

Inspector General of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Mick Keelty, is currently conducting a review of each of the participating state’s contribution to the water recovery target, with some states – including NSW – flagging that they may not be able to deliver on their water sharing plans in 2020.

For more information about the Basin Plan is available at the Murray Darling Basin Authority website click here.

 Link MI-arrow-yellow.gif The Basin Plan (MDBA website)

For further information, contact:  

Phone: 02 6279 0100 
Fax:02 6248 8053 
Postal Address: GPO Box 1801       
Canberra City 2601

NSW Irrigators' Council 
Phone: (02) 9251 8466 
Fax: (02) 9251 8477

National Irrigators' Council 
Phone: 02 6273 3637 
Level 2, NFF House 
14-16 Brisbane Avenue 
Barton  ACT 2600

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