Inquiry into management of Murray–Darling Basin water resources

The Interim Inspector-General of Murray–Darling Basin Water Resources, Mick Keelty AO, is undertaking an Inquiry into the management of Murray–Darling Basin water resources. This is at the request of the Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

The Interim Inspector-General would like to hear from stakeholders across the Basin to inform aspects of the Inquiry.

This Inquiry is conducted independent to the Department of Agriculture. The Inquiry will be completed, and a report provided to the Minister, by 31 March 2020.

Scope

Matters to be taken into consideration in the Inquiry are:

  • Impact of changing distribution of inflows to the southern Basin on state shares under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement.
  • Any consequential impacts on state water shares resulting from reserves required under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement. This includes how these interact with state water allocation policies.

If you want to make a referral that is not relevant to this particular inquiry, please use the Interim Inspector-General Murray–Darling Basin referral form.

Themes

The Interim Inspector-General is exploring the scope of the Inquiry through these 4 themes:

  1. Inflows and supply into the Murray–Darling Basin.
  2. Delivery of water.
  3. Water sharing.
  4. Potential opportunities for enhancement.

Have your say

We invite you to give your feedback in person. Come along to an open town hall session.

Town hall sessions will start the week of 20 January 2020.

To register your interest in attending a session, email igmdb@agriculture.gov.au indicating your preferred location.

The Interim Inspector-General also sought feedback through an online survey from 20 December 2019 to 19 January 2020.

We received 343 survey responses.

If you expressed your interest in participating in a private hearing, and your EOI was successful, we will contact you soon.

We acknowledge the challenges some communities may be experiencing due to the bushfires. To give all stakeholders the opportunity to attend, we delayed the end of the survey and town hall sessions. This will not affect the timeline for completing the inquiry.

What we will do

We will use your feedback to:

  • inform aspects of the Inquiry
  • identify potential stakeholders (individuals and groups) to be invited to appear before the Inquiry
  • inform the final report.

The Interim Inspector-General of Murray–Darling Basin Water Resources, Mick Keelty AO, is undertaking an Inquiry into the management of Murray–Darling Basin water resources. This is at the request of the Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

The Interim Inspector-General would like to hear from stakeholders across the Basin to inform aspects of the Inquiry.

This Inquiry is conducted independent to the Department of Agriculture. The Inquiry will be completed, and a report provided to the Minister, by 31 March 2020.

Scope

Matters to be taken into consideration in the Inquiry are:

  • Impact of changing distribution of inflows to the southern Basin on state shares under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement.
  • Any consequential impacts on state water shares resulting from reserves required under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement. This includes how these interact with state water allocation policies.

If you want to make a referral that is not relevant to this particular inquiry, please use the Interim Inspector-General Murray–Darling Basin referral form.

Themes

The Interim Inspector-General is exploring the scope of the Inquiry through these 4 themes:

  1. Inflows and supply into the Murray–Darling Basin.
  2. Delivery of water.
  3. Water sharing.
  4. Potential opportunities for enhancement.

Have your say

We invite you to give your feedback in person. Come along to an open town hall session.

Town hall sessions will start the week of 20 January 2020.

To register your interest in attending a session, email igmdb@agriculture.gov.au indicating your preferred location.

The Interim Inspector-General also sought feedback through an online survey from 20 December 2019 to 19 January 2020.

We received 343 survey responses.

If you expressed your interest in participating in a private hearing, and your EOI was successful, we will contact you soon.

We acknowledge the challenges some communities may be experiencing due to the bushfires. To give all stakeholders the opportunity to attend, we delayed the end of the survey and town hall sessions. This will not affect the timeline for completing the inquiry.

What we will do

We will use your feedback to:

  • inform aspects of the Inquiry
  • identify potential stakeholders (individuals and groups) to be invited to appear before the Inquiry
  • inform the final report.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome. We invite you to share your feedback via this survey.

    Submissions close on 19 January 2020.

    Welcome. We invite you to share your feedback via this survey.

    Submissions close on 19 January 2020.

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