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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.

07 July 2009 Media centre

Authority says Basin Plan is off to a good start

The new Murray-Darling Basin Authority board held its first regional meetings in Mildura and Wentworth on 6 and 7 July. Board members met with the...

03 July 2009 Media centre

Lock 2 to close for repairs, upgrade

River Murray users will not be able to pass through Lock 2 between Morgan and Waikerie in South Australia for about two months from July 20 while...

30 June 2009 Media centre

Barmah Choke relaxation rule extended

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced today that relaxation of the trading rule controlling the transfer of water allocations from upstream of...

30 June 2009 Media centre

MDBA environmental water purchase concludes

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today closed its offer to purchase up to $50 million worth of water entitlements at market price from willing...

12 June 2009 Media centre

New Basin Community Committee announced

Minister for Climate Change and Water and Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, Senator Penny Wong, today welcomed the Murray-...

11 June 2009 Media centre

How the new basin plan is being developed

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today released a 'Concept Statement' which explains the key elements and approach being taken in developing the...

10 June 2009 Media centre

Basin suffers through 9th dry autumn

The Murray-Darling Basin has experienced its ninth consecutive autumn with below average rainfall, according to the latest Murray-Darling Basin...

01 June 2009 Media centre

First meeting of new authority

The newly appointed Murray–Darling Basin Authority members held their historic first meeting on 1 and 2 June in Canberra. They approved a Basin...


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The Torrumbarry weir pool, downstream of Echuca, will be lowered slightly next week to help improve riverbank stability. @GMWater asks customers to monitor their pumps as river levels drop. Read the full media release: @campaspeshire

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Read how the vulnerable southern bell frog is getting a helping hand in ❤ to thrive in South Australia’s landscape. #BestScience #Wetlands #RiverMurray #SouthernBellFrog

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