Make a submission on the proposed Basin Plan amendments

We're inviting you to have your say on the proposed Basin Plan amendments by lodging a submission. All submissions must be received by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 24 February 2017.

Online lodgement via the form below is the best way to make a submission. You can also email or post your submissions.

All submissions will be published on this page unless labelled confidential. You can also request that your name and town / suburb not be published.


Information sessions

We will be holding information sessions during November and December in key impacted areas of the Murray–Darling Basin. Outside these areas you can ask questions or obtain further information by calling 1800 230 067 or emailing engagement@mdba.gov.au

Find an information session


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed amendments to the Basin Plan relate to the following areas:

  • Sustainable diversion limits for the northern Murray–Darling Basin
  • Sustainable diversion limits for groundwater in these areas: Eastern and Western Porous Rock (NSW) and Goulburn–Murray (Victoria)
  • Practical changes to make Basin Plan implementation clearer for Basin states (for example boundary changes, minor changes on how states consistently apply rules on extracting groundwater)

Find out more about the proposed amendments


We're inviting you to have your say on the proposed Basin Plan amendments by lodging a submission. All submissions must be received by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 24 February 2017.

Online lodgement via the form below is the best way to make a submission. You can also email or post your submissions.

All submissions will be published on this page unless labelled confidential. You can also request that your name and town / suburb not be published.


Information sessions

We will be holding information sessions during November and December in key impacted areas of the Murray–Darling Basin. Outside these areas you can ask questions or obtain further information by calling 1800 230 067 or emailing engagement@mdba.gov.au

Find an information session


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed amendments to the Basin Plan relate to the following areas:

  • Sustainable diversion limits for the northern Murray–Darling Basin
  • Sustainable diversion limits for groundwater in these areas: Eastern and Western Porous Rock (NSW) and Goulburn–Murray (Victoria)
  • Practical changes to make Basin Plan implementation clearer for Basin states (for example boundary changes, minor changes on how states consistently apply rules on extracting groundwater)

Find out more about the proposed amendments


  • Make a submission

    To make a submission, please provide your feedback directly addressing the proposed amendments to the Basin Plan under separate headings:

    • Northern Basin
    • Groundwater
    • Other practical Basin Plan proposed amendments
    • Other related feedback

    If you upload your submission, make sure it is in Word, RTF or PDF format.

    Please note that any threatening materials may be referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

    To start a submission, click the Complete Form button below:

    To make a submission, please provide your feedback directly addressing the proposed amendments to the Basin Plan under separate headings:

    • Northern Basin
    • Groundwater
    • Other practical Basin Plan proposed amendments
    • Other related feedback

    If you upload your submission, make sure it is in Word, RTF or PDF format.

    Please note that any threatening materials may be referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

    To start a submission, click the Complete Form button below:

    Complete Form