The Murray Darling Association was founded in August 1944 as the Murray Valley Development League, with the aim of promoting inland development and decentralisation and encouraging communities to 'be conscious of their common heritage, the Murray River'. The league was pivotal in ensuring the completion of the Snowy Scheme and from the beginning worked towards improving and promoting the health and viability of the Murray-Darling Basin catchment and the communities within it.
Changing our name to Murray Darling Association in 1993, we have been for many years an active association representing a broad membership of local government municipalities, community groups, businesses, individuals and agencies in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria with an interest in ensuring that the Murray Darling Basin continues as a viable and valuable asset for all Australians.
Providing a forum for Local Government and community participation in major natural resource and policy issues affecting the Murray-Darling Basin, we represent communities that rely on water from the Basin by providing information, facilitating debate, identifying needs and priorities, undertaking projects and education initiatives, and informing policy at local, state and federal level.
Draft Strategic Plan 2016-2019 -Members and stakeholders are invited to comment on the Plan. Closing date for feedback extend to Fri 13 May.Read More
MDA adopts a position on the Basin PlanRead More
MDA Elects a new National President and Vice PresidentRead More