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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing

We are a small media team and do not monitor emails after hours (including weekends). For urgent issues please call 0407 054 234.

20 July 2010 Media centre

Release of Guide to draft Basin Plan to be deferred

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced today following a discussion of Authority members that, consistent with election caretaker period...

04 July 2010 Media centre

Lock 6 to close for repairs, upgrade

River Murray users will not be able to pass through Lock 6 at Murtho in South Australia for about 12 weeks from July 5 while essential maintenance...

30 June 2010 Media centre

Water trading rules through Barmah Choke relaxed from 1 July

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today announced that for the 2010/11 water season the trading rule controlling the trades of water allocations...

29 June 2010 Media centre

Mildura Weir pool lowering to start in mid-July

To assist with upgrade works, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and Goulburn-Murray Water have confirmed that the lowering of the Mildura Weir...

28 June 2010 Media centre

Additional consultation on draft Murray–Darling Basin Plan

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority will hold an additional stage of consultation on the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, before the release of the Proposed...

26 May 2010 Media centre

Sunraysia weir pools to be lowered for upgrade works

The Mildura weir pool is to be fully drawn down over July to allow upgrade works and the construction of a fishway. The water level of the...

15 April 2010 Media centre

Lock 8 weir pool lowered for Mulcra Island environmental works

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced today that the Lock 8 weir pool would be partially lowered in preparation for construction of the Mulcra...

12 April 2010 Media centre

Basin Agreement rules applied as Authority assumes control of Menindee...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority assumed control of the water in the Menindee Lakes over the weekend. The Lakes have been under New South...


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Narrabri NSW selected for MDBA’s next annual water conference River reflections 14 – 15 June 2023. Read more about Narrabri and the conference here

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It was mostly dry over the #MDBasin again this week. Highlights: All 6 gates at Menindee Main Weir were lifted Hume Dam releases continue to be reduced Inflows to Upper Murray catchments continue to recede Read all: #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport

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