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Further information on Constraints program and associated modelling

In 2012, Basin state governments asked the MDBA to develop a Constraints Management Strategy to investigate how water can get to where it’s needed, when it’s needed while avoiding or mitigating impacts to riparian landholders, communities and industries. 

Addressing the removal of constraints in the southern-connected Basin will provide an unprecedented opportunity to work with landholders and the community to deliver significant environmental benefits, both within catchments and for the greater River Murray system as a whole. They also have the potential to deliver positive outcomes for landholders and agricultural industries.

An independent review of the modelling of flow rates under the constraints projects is being conducted on behalf and the New South Wales and Victorian state governments.

The MDBA has provided detailed background and information to NSW and Victoria on modelling for the relaxing and removal of constraints and assumptions.