Help strengthen Basin Water Resource Management – Nominations Called

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People from across the Murray Darling Basin — from all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences – are being encouraged to nominate for the Murray–Darling Basin Community Committee.

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Chair, the Hon Neil Andrew AO, says the Basin Community Committee was a critical consultation tool to assist in implementation of the Basin Plan.

“The Basin Community Committee provides people with the drive and enthusiasm for their community and catchment with a unique opportunity to provide advice on water resource management to the Authority and Basin governments.”

“They provide us insights into what is happening on the ground and we get honest advice about what’s occurring with Basin Plan implementation and water resources and what might need improving.”

“As we progressively move from implementing the Basin Plan to monitoring compliance and measuring outcomes—the Basin Community Committee will be key to ensuring community observations, voices and experiences are heard and importantly influence arrangements.”

Mr Andrews says that key to the committee are finding community members with expertise or interest in Aboriginal water resource matters, local community issues, local government, environmental water management, and irrigated agriculture to put their hands up for the Basin Community Committee.

The Basin Community Committee currently meets face to face 3-4 times per year. It is an advisory committee established under the Water Act 2007. Members will be appointed by the MDBA for three-year terms commencing mid-2018.

Expressions of Interest will open on 25 September 2017 for a period of six weeks, closing on 3 November 2017.

An information package is available from the Authority’s website – see www.mdba.gov.au.