On May 8th our elected representatives will vote on whether to make changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and allow 605 billion litres of water to be taken from our thirsty waterways.
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud and Shadow Environment Minister Tony Burke have the power to make sure any changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan are good for our rivers and the community of living things who depend on them.
Email them now and ask them to make sure our rivers get what they need. Any amendments to the Basin plan must:
- Secure enough water so that the Murray can flow across their floodplains and all the way out to the sea
- Guarantee the delivery of the additional 450 GL of water for our rivers, wetlands and floodplains that was promised as a part of the Basin Plan negotiations
- Ensure any projects that justify taking more water from the river will unequivocally benefit communities and wildlife and meet the requirements of the Basin Plan
- Remove physical barriers and rules that stop water getting to wetlands
If the Government fails to deliver a plan that works for the river, then the Senate should block the proposed changes. If it doesn’t work for the river, it doesn’t work for us.
Your email will be sent to both Tony Burke and David Littleproud.