Basin community committee seeks new members

21 October 2020

The Morrison-McCormack Government is continuing its commitment to put communities back at the heart of the Murray-Darling Basin and is looking for expressions of interest for new members to join the Basin Community Committee. 

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the 17-member committee provides important independent advice to Basin governments and the Murray–Darling Basin Authority. 

“If you are passionate about contributing to the future of the Murray-Darling Basin and want your community’s views to be part of the conversation, then I encourage you to step forward and apply to join the Basin Community Committee,” he said.

“The Committee is a unique and independent advisory group that ensures the diversity of views and knowledge from the ground up are brought to the leadership table on the full range water matters.

“Committee members are highly valued by all Basin governments. They come from all walks of life, bring a range of perspectives and together they add a richness and depth to the considerations about water management at the Basin scale.  

“Members will be selected based on their expertise or interest in water use, water management and Indigenous, environment and local government issues. 

“Committee members from many backgrounds and locations have played a vital role over the past 11 years since the committee first met. 

“The Government is now seeking interested community members wanting to be part of the fourth term of the committee, commencing in September 2021.” 

The Committee is an advisory committee under the Water Act 2007.

Applications for the three-year term are open now and close 3 December 2020. To view the position descriptions and to apply visit 

For further information, please contact or 0262790790.