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Have your say on Murray-Darling Basin water Bill

Councils are being invited to provide feedback on the Water Amendment (Restoring Our Rivers) Bill 2023, which has been referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry.

The Bill seeks to amend the Water Act 2007 and the Basin Plan to implement the Basin Plan in full, including recovering 450 gigalitres of additional environmental water.

The Bill would also implement recommendations from the Water Market Reform: Final Roadmap that aim to restore transparency, integrity and confidence in water markets and water management in the Murray-Darling Basin.

The Senate committee invites organisations to make a submission to the inquiry before 29 September 2023 via the committee’s website.

Alternatively, submissions can be lodged via email to

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