Lake Eyre Basin Strategic Plan

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Help shape the future of the Lake Eyre Basin

We want your input to the draft Strategic Plan (the plan) for the Lake Eyre Basin (the basin).

The plan will focus on water-related environmental, social, cultural and economic values and a proactive and adaptive management approach to risks. It will provide a long-term vision and framework for policy advice and risk management for communities, governments and ministers to follow.

The plan is being developed through consultation with the people who live, work in and have cultural connection to the basin. Together, we will set a shared vision for the future of the basin.

This is your chance to have your say. To contribute:

  • read the draft plan
  • complete the survey by 5pm AEDT, 3 November 2022

About the basin

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Basin is environmentally and culturally unique. It covers around 1.2 million km2 – almost one-sixth of Australia ‑ and is similar in size to the Murray-Darling Basin. It is a place rich in Aboriginal culture and identity and is home to approximately 60,000 people, living and working in diverse and often remote communities.

It is the only river basin in Australia that does not reach the coast, and is the fourth largest internally draining basin in the world. It is home to diverse communities, wetlands, grasslands, deserts and many rare plants and animals including fish that can live for up to 80 years.

The basin is of conservation significance on a global scale. The basin has seen less disturbance since European settlement than many other parts of Australia and most of its ecosystems are in good health.

The basin and its waterways are still subject to threats from certain land-uses, pest plants and animals and other impacts. In response, communities and governments have committed to collaborative, cross-border management. The aim is to maintain the values of the basin into the future while supporting economic activity.

Lake Eyre Basin map image


Help shape the future of the Lake Eyre Basin

We want your input to the draft Strategic Plan (the plan) for the Lake Eyre Basin (the basin).

The plan will focus on water-related environmental, social, cultural and economic values and a proactive and adaptive management approach to risks. It will provide a long-term vision and framework for policy advice and risk management for communities, governments and ministers to follow.

The plan is being developed through consultation with the people who live, work in and have cultural connection to the basin. Together, we will set a shared vision for the future of the basin.

This is your chance to have your say. To contribute:

  • read the draft plan
  • complete the survey by 5pm AEDT, 3 November 2022

About the basin

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Basin is environmentally and culturally unique. It covers around 1.2 million km2 – almost one-sixth of Australia ‑ and is similar in size to the Murray-Darling Basin. It is a place rich in Aboriginal culture and identity and is home to approximately 60,000 people, living and working in diverse and often remote communities.

It is the only river basin in Australia that does not reach the coast, and is the fourth largest internally draining basin in the world. It is home to diverse communities, wetlands, grasslands, deserts and many rare plants and animals including fish that can live for up to 80 years.

The basin is of conservation significance on a global scale. The basin has seen less disturbance since European settlement than many other parts of Australia and most of its ecosystems are in good health.

The basin and its waterways are still subject to threats from certain land-uses, pest plants and animals and other impacts. In response, communities and governments have committed to collaborative, cross-border management. The aim is to maintain the values of the basin into the future while supporting economic activity.

Lake Eyre Basin map image


  • We want your feedback on the draft Lake Eyre Basin Strategic Plan. We want the basin community and other interested people to provide feedback so we can ensure the plan is best able to protect, enhance and sustain the Lake Eyre Basin.

    The draft plan has been developed to support healthy river systems that sustain unique, resilient and diverse communities and landscapes across the basin. Completing this survey will ensure that your voice is heard on the future of the Lake Eyre Basin. 

    Please have the draft Lake Eyre Basin Strategic Plan open as you complete the survey or submit a written response. 

    If you would like to submit a written response you can use this survey to upload a document with your feedback on the draft Lake Eyre Basin Strategic Plan. If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about the plan please email lebsecretariat@agriculture.gov.au

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