Healthy Rivers Ambassadors have been meeting recently with key politicians about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. These meetings have been an encouraging start to establishing relationships with central players as the Basin Plan rolls toward implementation.
State Minister for Water & Environment Ian Hunter welcomed the formation of our group and encouraged us to continue lobbying to support the Plan.
Federal Senator Anne Ruston gave us a 100% iron-clad guarantee that the Plan will be implemented by 2019, with full bi-partisan support in the federal parliament. Riverland MP Tim Whetstone indicated strong support for the MDB Plan from the South Australian State opposition.
Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie from the Nick Xenophon Team agreed that we need to get water back on the political agenda at both state and federal levels.
Healthy Rivers Ambassadors is a group of citizens from across the Murray Darling Basin who represent a diverse range of communities and interests including Traditional Owners, agriculture, irrigation, science, fishing, tourism, art and local communities. We support delivery of the Murray Darling Basin Plan in full and without delay.