Water

Basin Plan amendment secures environmental and community benefits

10 May 2018

Phillip Glyde, MDBA
10 May 2018

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has welcomed Parliament’s support for changes to the Murray–Darling Basin Plan that will improve how water for the environment is used, and keep more water in communities.

MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde, said the vote by the Senate allowing an amendment to the Basin Plan to stand was an important step in implementing the Basin Plan in full and on time.

“This is good news for Basin communities and the environment,” Mr Glyde said.

“These changes will help protect communities in the southern Basin from unnecessary further socio-economic impacts of water recovery, while also securing important improvements to allow water for the environment to be used more efficiently and effectively.

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