Why is the Northern Basin Toolkit important?
The Murray Darling Basin Plan was developed to improve and maintain healthy rivers and floodplains, while supporting sustainable agriculture, industries and communities. The plan is about more than water recovery, it is about striking a balance to ensure a resilient and productive environment for the future.
The Northern Basin Toolkit is a $180 million investment in the ecological health of the northern Basin and will be implemented in a way that generates jobs and economic activity in rural and regional communities. The toolkit measures will create opportunities for local communities; improve river management across the northern Basin and protect water for the environment.