House of Representatives Committees
House Standing Committee on Regional Australia
Inquiry into certain matters relating to the proposed Murray-Darling Basin plan
Terms of Reference
The Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Bourke MP has asked the Committee to inquire into:
- Progress to date in water recovery towards bridging the gap by 2019 through both irrigation
infrastructure investments and water purchase.
- The potential role that new environmental works and measures projects could play in partially
offsetting SDL reductions under the Basin Plan,
focussing particularly on prospective project
proposals identified by state governments and community interests.
- The groundwater sustainable diversion limits (SDLs) for Basin in the revised proposed Basin
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