Community ideas to deliver Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

The Albanese Labor Government is inviting communities to share their views about how to best deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The Government is committed to delivering the Plan in full, including 450 GL to enhance environmental outcomes. But we know communities and industry have previously felt left out of the conversation.

Delivering the plan includes achieving all water recovery targets. It means putting our rivers on a healthier and more sustainable path, while continuing to support Basin communities who help feed our nation.

The Government is working with Basin states and territories to do this.

Individuals and groups are welcome to make a submission that considers questions including:

• What ideas or concepts can help fully implement the Murray-Darling Basin Plan?

• Will these ideas recover water and deliver environmental outcomes?

• Are there ideas that will make a particular difference to your community?

• What are the challenges or risks to implementing these ideas?

To have your say, and find out more about the Plan, visit the consultation webpage:

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek:

“We know that climate change has made the implementation of the Plan more important than ever.

“The Albanese Labor Government is committed to delivering the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in full. I’m pleased that all Basin states and territories are also committed to doing this.

“After years of delay and sabotage by the Liberals and Nationals, we want to get this right.

“I’ve said all options are on the table to deliver the Plan. I welcome innovative and practical ideas for how we can deliver a sustainable Basin for the communities, farmers, businesses and First Nations groups who rely on it.”

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