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Have your say on Basin

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Deniliquin is one of eight towns selected to host an ‘open town hall session’ with the Inspector-General of the Murray–Darling Basin Water Resources Mick Keelty.

An exact date for the Deniliquin session has not been announced, but is expected to take place between January 13 and February 7.

The sessions, and an online survey open until January 12, will feed in to the inquiry into the management of Murray–Darling Basin water resources.

Some of those who complete the survey may also be called upon to participate in private hearings.

Matters to be taken into consideration in the inquiry are:

● Impact of changing distribution of inflows to the southern Basin on state shares under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement.

● Any consequential impacts on state water shares resulting from reserves required under the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement.

As well as exploring the inflows and supply into the Murray–Darling Basin, delivery of water and water sharing, the inquiry is also expected to consider and outline potential opportunities for enhancement.

To participate in the survey, click here.

Hearings will also be held in Albury, Mildura, Renmark, Griffith, Langhorne Creek, Shepparton and Swan Hill. To register an interest to attend, email gmdb@agriculture.gov.au.