Reports | 20th Jun, 2024

Submission in response to Planning our Basin future together

Rebuilding the resilience of northern Victoria’s water-dependent ecosystems depends on the full implementation of water policy and management reforms in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (Basin Plan). These interventions are critical for promoting not just the Basin-wide objectives of the Water Act 2007 (Cth) (Water Act), but commitments by the Victorian government to promote the recovery of at least 140 Victorian threatened species. For these birds, frogs, fish and plants, the delivery of environmental flows is the only way to provide for breeding opportunities, habitat maintenance and connectivity.

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