SA Government response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission |

SA Government has released its full response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission and the Productivity Commission’s five-year assessment. Of the 82 recommendations made in the report, 66 recommendations are supported in full or partially. The full response to both the Royal Commission and Productivity Commission reports outlines actions that will be taken by South Australia and reflects a range of agreements reached by Basin Governments since the release of the reports. Actions are grouped in the following areas:

  • Compliance and Leadership
  • Sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Recovery and Efficiency
  • Climate Change
  • Aboriginal Engagement
  • Transparency

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