Protecting and managing environmental water

Progress on actions to September 2019.

Action 5.1: Implement measures to better protect environmental water to deliver Basin Plan environmental outcomes in accordance with agreed, publish implementation plans. These will be incorporated into Basin Plan WRPs where appropriate

Completed

Pre-requisite policy measures (PPMs) are policy measures designed to maximise the beneficial outcomes of the water recovered for the environment under the Basin Plan.

Victoria’s PPMs were submitted to MDBA in June 2019.

MDBA has assessed that PPMs were in effect in Victoria at 30 June 2019 as required under the Basin Plan.

Action 5.2: In unregulated systems of the northern Basin, the Queensland government will revise their Basin Plan WRPs to include more effective policies for the protection of environmental water to deliver Basin Plan environmental outcomes, particularly in the Lower Baloone

For NSW only

Action 5.3: In unregulated systems of the northern Basin, including the Barwon-Darling River and relevant unregulated tributaries, the NSW government will trial interim and develop enduring solutions for the better protection and management of environmental water, including held environmental water when left in-stream, to deliver Basin Plan environmental outcomes. Where appropriate, these policies will be implemented through amendments to NSW water sharing plans and incorporated into Basin Plan WRPs as part of the accreditation process

For NSW only

Action 5.4: MDBA will publish and maintain a register of Basin state measures to better protect environment water

For MDBA only

Page last updated: 23/09/19