There are less than two weeks left in the draft Basin Plan consultation period. We’ve already received over 3000 submissions – most of which are already online. Have you got yours in yet? There’s still time to make a submission.
Need more info? Have more questions?
There are still a few more meetings left in the consultation period. MDBA and SEWPaC staff will be there to answer any questions you have.
Tuesday 3 April 2012: public meeting in Adelaide
10:00am – 1:00pm, Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide
Wednesday 4 April 2012: public open house meeting in Hay
10:30am-12:00pm, Hay Services Club
371 Murray Street, Hay
Tuesday 10 April 2012: public open house meeting in Broken Hill – NEW VENUE
2:30pm-4:00pm, Broken Hill Civic Centre
60 Chloride Street, Broken Hill
Thursday 12 April 2012: public open house meeting in Sydney
12:00pm-2:00pm, The Barnett Long Room, Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
Friday 13 April 2012: public open house meeting in Melbourne
12:00pm-2:00pm, Red Rotunda Room, State Library of Victoria
231 Swanston St, Melbourne
Meetings with Aboriginal people
We are also continuing to travel to towns throughout the Basin to talk with Aboriginal people:
Can’t get to a meeting?
Ask us your questions right here on the blog. Or send an email to email@example.com. If you’d rather speak to someone directly, give us a call on 1800 230 067 (free call in Australia).
What happens next?
MDBA staff will spend weeks reading and reviewing the thousands of submissions. The submissions will then be compiled into a public report and used to revise and improve the draft Basin Plan. The public report and revised Basin Plan then goes to the Legislative and Governance Forum on the Murray-Darling Basin, who will have six weeks to provide their comments. After this, the Commonwealth Water Minister will have 12 weeks to consider the Plan. To become law, the Plan needs to be adopted and tabled in Parliament and subjected to parliamentary scrutiny.