Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has confirmed the reappointment of Susan Madden to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to continue her strong and confident leadership role in the organisation.
The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program is set to boost the potential and reputation of the Riverland and Murraylands with a new program to create opportunities for agribusinesses to expand or diversify into the tourism and food industries.
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.