Water managment

Understanding social and economic change in Basin communities

22 February 2018

22 February 2018

A series of community profiles released by the MDBA show socio-economic trends across Basin communities, with the Basin Plan just one of a number of factors contributing to social and economic change.

MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde, said the MDBA had compiled the latest ABS data alongside water recovery data for 45 communities in the Southern Basin as part of its work to understand the social and economic impacts of the Basin Plan on local communities.

“These community profiles are an important input to our examination of the socio-economic effects of the Basin Plan, which is a component of the Basin Plan Evaluation—however, they do not yet capture the full story, and need to be interpreted with care,” Mr Glyde said.

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