Residents from the Gunnedah shire can now make submissions for the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission.
The purpose of the commission is to investigate the operations and effectiveness of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. This includes investigating the impact of alleged illegal take of water across the basin, and determining whether appropriate enforcement proceedings have been pursued.
The commission is also asked to determine whether monitoring, metering of water take, and access to usage data is adequate to deliver the objects of the Basin Plan.
Individuals or groups with information related to the commission’s terms of reference are encouraged to make a submission.
Commission representatives will also travel across the basin, including NSW, to hold regional consultations and conduct site tours to listen to local communities. Public hearings will also be conducted, with a schedule to be posted on the commission website.
The Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission was established in South Australia on January 23, 2018. Bret Walker, SC, has been appointed commissioner.
Submissions close on April 30, 2018. To submit online, email email@example.com
To see the full terms of reference online, visit www.mdbrc.sa.gov.au/terms-reference
For online updates on the commission, visit www.mdbrc.sa.gov.au and follow it on Twitter @mdbrcSA
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