The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has recommended an amendment to the Murray–Darling Basin Plan to the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston.
The proposed changes include the reduction to the water recovery target in the north of the Basin, from 390 GL to 320 GL and minor practical improvements to enable effective and consistent implementation of the Basin Plan.
The Authority says the proposed amendment is the result of the extensive and comprehensive Northern Basin Review, with hundreds of community members as well as environmental, Aboriginal, industry and community stakeholders contributing to the evidence base for the amendment.
The Minister has 12 weeks to consider the recommendation before either tabling the amendment or returning it to the MDBA with suggested changes for consideration.
More information about the proposed Basin Plan amendments can be read at mdba.gov.au/basin-plan-roll-out/basin-plan-amendments