Basin Plan

MDBA analysis shows effect of Basin Plan on communities

3 May 2018

3 May 2018

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has today released further analysis of the socio-economic impacts of the Basin Plan on communities in the Southern Basin, as part of its Basin Plan Evaluation.

MDBA Executive Director, Colin Mues, said the analysis showed irrigated agriculture in many communities across the Basin has experienced large changes, and that in some communities the Basin Plan has been a major factor.

“It was always known that change of the magnitude required to save the Basin system would have some unavoidable socio-economic impacts. That is why unprecedented funding of $13 billion was allocated to its implementation—with $8 billion earmarked specifically for infrastructure programs to recover water with minimal socio-economic harm to communities,” Mr Mues said.

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