What we Do
Wakool River, NSW. Photo by Emma Coats
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority's roles are diverse and include:
The independent Authority responsible for implementing a Plan for the Basin
A facilitator of Basin States and communities to identify common interests and support reform
An advisor using knowledge and evidence to formulate policy and set standards}
An enforcer of effective Basin governance – the frameworks and institutional arrangements which enable Basin-wide decisions and compliance; and
A professional manager of the rivers and river assets (on behalf of Basin States) with a high degree of technical and scientific capability.
Our activities include:
We have partnerships with the Commonwealth, Basin States and the ACT as prescribed through the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement, the Basin Plan and joint programs.
All of these roles and responsibilities aim for one major outcome –together we achieve a healthy, working Basin that will benefit the Australian community for many years to come.
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