Water managment

Review finds Basin Plan in “real jeopardy” without reforms

26 November 2017

Colin Bettles @ColinJBettles

ACTING Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged state water ministers to “lift their game” to ensure water sharing compliance laws are adhered to, so as to avoid the multi-billion dollar Murray Darling Basin Plan plunging into “jeopardy”.

Mr Turnbull spoke out after the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today released its review of state and federal government water compliance and monitoring laws, as required in the Basin Plan, to meet environmental targets.

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