Water Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]

On 18 June 2015 the Senate referred the Water Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions] for inquiry and report.

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 31 July 2015.

On 13 August 2015, the committee agreed to an extension of time for the lodgment of submissions to Friday, 21 August 2015.

The reporting date is 8 September 2015.

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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526

About this inquiry

The Bill proposes to:

amend the Water Act 2007 to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 GL limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and

amend the Murray-Darling Basin Plan 2012 to provide increased flexibility in the recovery of 450 GL of water through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account.

Past Public Hearings

27 Aug 2015: ADELAIDE


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions


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