Chief Executive of the Murray Darling Basin Authority Phillip Glyde is again urging all parties to remain unified behind the common goals of the Basin Plan ahead of a critical debate in Parliament.
Officials will soon debate a critical amendment to the Basin Plan, looking to change the water recovery settings in the Southern Basin.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority says at the heart of these amendments is a package of projects aimed at improving how water recovered for the environment is used.
The group are concerned that there is a damaging misconception in some quarters that the amendments will diminish the environmental benefits of the Plan.
Mr Glyde says it could not be further from the truth, and the projects tied to the amendment will improve our ability to achieve the Plan’s intended environmental outcomes.
Also tied to these amendments is the recovery - through efficiency improvements - of an additional 450 gigalitres of water for the environment.
Mr Glyde says the water alone is not enough to achieve the level of environmental change needed for the future health of the Basin.
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