MDBA summit starts today

April 16, 2024 10:12 am in by

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan will be discussed again during a meeting a Sydney kicking off today.

More than 100 senior leaders will meet under one roof today for the 2-day summit hosted by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority as part of ongoing discussions.

It comes as the Federal Government introduced the Restoring our Rivers legislation back in December last year.

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Outcomes of the summit will be shared on the MDBA website.

Meanwhile, Federal MP Anne Webster says there’s been an embarrassing back-down by the Federal Government after Water Minister Tanya Plibersek reinstated funding for 58 gigalitres of Victorian Murray Darling Basin Plan projects.

The member for Mallee believes the Federal Government may have with-held funding because Victoria had refused to join other states in signing up to the Basin Plan, but the state is still not budging on opposing water buybacks.