The South Australian Government has rejected a push by the New South Wales and Victorian governments to extend the 2024 deadline for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
The Coorong community are encouraged to get involved in shortlisting potential infrastructure options for securing the future of the iconic wetland with an options guide and survey released today.
Infrastructure projects which improve water delivery and create jobs across the Murray-Darling Basin as part of a post COVID-19 stimulus response will be prioritised after today’s Ministerial Council Meeting.
South Australian River Murray water allocations will open at 40 percent for the 2020-21 water year and are likely to reach 100 percent before the start of next summer.
The South Australian Government is calling on all Basin jurisdictions to show mature leadership and continue to progress delivery of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at tomorrow’s Ministerial Council meeting in Brisbane.
The South Australian Government will seek further commitment from state and federal counterparts to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in full and on time, at Friday’s Ministerial Council in Melbourne.