Basin Plan roll-out

Photo by Dominique Haraldson.

Avocado farm in Barham, NSW

Did you know?

While the Basin Plan provides a framework for implementation, it is crucial that we work together with the Basin states (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory), water management authorities, Basin communities, Aboriginal people, industry and other key stakeholders to achieve a healthy, working Basin.

Throughout the Plan's implementation, we will work collaboratively with our partners to ensure the Basin continues to support communities, the environment and industry. We will address key considerations that will impact on the delivery of the Basin Plan to ensure the resources of the Basin are managed in an integrated and sustainable way.

For more information about how the Plan was developed see the Basin Plan section.

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The Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism

The Basin Plan sets Sustainable Diversion Limits, which is how much water can be used in the Murray–Darling Basin, while leaving enough water for the environment.

As announced by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on 30 July 2017, the MDBA is conducting a Basin-wide Compliance Review which will consider the legislative, policy and practical implementation of compliance in water m