Advice on Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (no 1)

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan provides for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to conduct research and investigations to inform amendments to the Basin Plan, including changes to Sustainable Diversion Limits. Following reviews of SDLs in the northern Basin and groundwater diversion limits in 3 zones in the Basin, a legislative amendment was tabled in the Senate on 4 November 2017. The amendment included a 70GL increase in SDLs in the northern Basin (from 390GL to 320GL recovery), and an increase of 160GL to SDLs in three groundwater areas.


Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists