Basin Plan

Northern Basin Review locked in

20 September 2018

Hon David Littleproud
20 September 2018

Northern basin communities are celebrating tonight after the Northern Basin Review was cemented after passing one last hurdle.

The parliamentary disallowance period for the Northern Basin Review (NBR) instrument formally expired, meaning the senate can no longer repeal the NBR through a simple disallowance vote.

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the NBR would enable 70 gigalitres of water to be retained by local communities in the northern Basin.

“Keeping that water in local communities will protect around 200 jobs in the Northern Basin community,” Minister Littleproud said.

“Having cleared this final hurdle, northern basin communities finally have certainty.

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