Victoria's Contribution to the MDBA Joint Programs
This initiative helps Victoria meet its full contribution to the MDBA Joint Programs as part of its obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement. The annual cost of delivering these programs is funded on a shared basis by the Victorian, New South Wales, South Australian, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and Australian governments.
EC4 Expenditure to date
|Victoria's contribution to the MDBA Joint Programs||-||$6,885,000||$6,328,000||-|
The Murray-Darling Basin Agreement 2008 enables Basin governments, through the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, to collectively authorise policy and program activity of shared benefit in managing the shared water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin. Through the Joint Programs, Basin Governments work together to promote the sustainable management of water and reduce water-related environmental impacts.
Funding through this initiative is contributing to delivery of the Joint Programs, which includes:
- River Murray asset management and operations
- The Living Murray Initiative
- the Basin Salinity Management Strategy
- Water resource modelling
- River Murray water quality monitoring
- Interstate water trade reconciliation
- MDBA Secretariat Services
- A number of monitoring and evaluation, pest fish management and river restoration programs
More information on outcomes from the Joint Programs is available in the Murray-Darling Basin Authority annual reports.
Page last updated: 27/11/20