Basin Plan

Delivering A Fair And Effective Basin Plan

14 December 2018

Victorian Minister for Water
14 December 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved an historic agreement with other Basin states and the Commonwealth for a fair and balanced way forward for the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Victoria’s motion to adopt strong socio-economic criteria for all water savings measures will ensure all future projects deliver neutral or positive impacts for communities that depend on the Basin.

At today’s Ministerial Council meeting in Melbourne, Victoria secured agreement on a number of important measures to ensure fair implementation of the Basin Plan that protects communities including:

  • adoption of strong socio-economic criteria for all projects that could contribute to the 450 gigalitres of additional water recovery above the Plan’s 2,750 target
  • agreement on a Victorian motion that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority will do extra work on deliverability, constraints and impacts of higher flows
  • agreement on funding to allow states to get on with delivering vital environmental offset projects.

Read full release here.