The largest irrigation modernisation project in Australia’s history is now officially complete, with the Australian and Victorian governments announcing the $2 billion Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project will deliver 429 gigalitres in water savings.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority confirmed at Senate Estimates today that the Basin states can modify projects under the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism to address community concerns.
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.
A specialist independent reviewer has been appointed to ensure Australia’s national Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme is well run and can be optimised to achieve even greater water savings in the future.
The Morrison-McCormack Government is further supporting the development of northern Australia and Australia’s gas and resources sector in the 2020-21 Budget to support jobs as part of our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, met virtually with G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers today to address issues of global importance, including agricultural trade, food security, water management and recovery from COVID-19