We held a town hall-style public meeting in Swan Hill on 22 February. You can see footage from that day below or head to the MDBA website to read a summary of the meeting [NOTE: Link removed as the content is no longer online].
Video: The draft Basin Plan – Swan Hill community meeting
[Title card: Murray-Darling Basin Authority. www.mdba.gov.au]
[Shot of truck on main road]
[Shots of giant Murray Cod statue outside venue]
>> CRAIG KNOWLES, after meeting: We’re well over the halfway point now and I think there’s a good feeling about this. There’s still plenty of criticism and people still have the same diametrically opposed views but I think there’s a growing realisation that a plan is essential, better than no plan – the no plan option really continues the uncertainty – and, you know, it was very good here today to hear people with very good and thoughtful contributions.
We held a town hall-style public meeting in Griffith on 15 December 2011. You can see footage from that day below or head to the MDBA website to read a summary of the meeting [NOTE: Link removed as the content is no longer online].
Following the Queensland meetings in December, we went to [NOTE: Link removed as the content is no longer online] Murray Bridge for both roundtable meetings with community representatives and a public meeting.
We’ll be putting up some footage of some of the meetings we’ve held so far during the consultation period. Don’t forget to head over to the MDBA website to read summaries of public meetings [NOTE: Link removed as the content is no longer online] held so far.
First up: highlights from the Queensland community meetings from December 2011.
We met with community representatives on 6 December in Dirranbandi. We then headed to St George for a public meeting on 7 December.
We’ve put up a video on YouTube of the Chair, Craig Knowles, explaining our current thinking on developing the draft Basin Plan. He also talks about the place localism and adaptive management have in the Basin Plan process. You may want to grab a cup of tea and get comfortable as the video is 15 minutes long.