Thursday, May 30, 2024

Balonne backs basin forum

The Balonne Shire Council has thrown its support behind the upcoming Northern Basin Forum, to be hosted by the Murray Darling Association in Tamworth next month.

The 9 May event will bring together water users, irrigation experts, industry leaders, and heads of government to discuss water security across the Northern Basin, in the context of water recovery programs, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, ongoing disaster recovery efforts, and preparation for future drought events.

Balonne Shire Mayor, Samantha O’Toole said that the Forum will provide a unique opportunity for communities across the Northern Murray-Darling Basin to unite at a national level and speak with one voice on the needs of local communities.

“The Forum will help to guide advocacy, representation, engagement priorities and initiatives through the Murray Darling Basin,” said Mayor O’Toole.

“I encourage all interested parties to consider attending the Northern Basin Forum, to join the conversation, inform future policy, and engage with the scientists, educators, and leaders of our time.”

The event will feature Basin Experts, Water Users, Irrigation, and Industry heads, as well as Murray-Darling Basin Authority CEO, Andrew McConville and Inspector-General of Water Compliance, Troy Grant.

Inspector-General of Water Compliance, Troy Grant.

To support the Forum, the Murray Darling Association is hosting a number of social events, including a networking dinner, exhibition opportunities, and a study tour of key water resource infrastructure in the Region.

The Northern Basin Forum is a ticketed event, with registrations handled through the Murray Darling Association’s webpage.

The Murray Darling Association is a membership-based peak representative organisation
representing over 164 local government areas and communities across the Murray-Darling Basin.

To find out more about the Murray Darling Association, go to www.mda.asn.au. Register for the Northern Basin Forum at https://www.mda.asn.au/events/northernbasinforum.

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