Delegates to the Murray Darling Association 74th Annual General Meeting held in Leeton in August 2018 considered a range of motions. Members resolved to undertake actions and advocate on issues of regional and Basin-wide significance.
Below is a list of the motions that were considered, actions arising following the meeting, and responses received. Full details of the anndual general meeting are recorded in the Minutes.
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Adoption of 73rd Annual General Meeting minutes
|Carried||73rd AGM Minutes||Minutes confirmed|
|4.1||Adoption of 2017-18 Annual Report||Carried||2017-18 Annual Report|
|4.2||Adoption of 2017-18 Financial Reports||Carried||2017-18 Annual Report|
|5.1||Consultation on river levels during peak tourism periods||Carried|
|5.2||Water Act 1989 (Victoria) re take and use of groundwater||Carried||Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Water (Victoria)|
|5.3||National Carp Control Plan||Carried|
|5.4||Integrated planning provisions, including Barmah Choke capacity||Carried||Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources|
|5.6||Climate change adaptation||Carried||
|5.7||MDA regional boundaries review||Noted|
|5.8||River Murray weir infrastructure||Carried|
|5.9||National Water Registry||Carried||
Acknowledged reciept 12/09/18
|5.10||National Water Ombudsman||Carried||Hon. David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Commonwealth)|
|5.11||Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council - advisory role for local government||Carried|
|5.12||Strengthening compliance measures||Carried||Hon. David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Commonwealth)|
|5.13||National Water Infrastructure Development Fund||Carried||Hon. David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Commonwealth)|
|5.14||Utilising weirs for power generation||Carried||Murray-Darling Basin Authority|
|5.15||MDA constitutional change||Carried||Constitution Amendment||Registry Services confirmation|
|5.16||Menindee Lakes management renegotiations||Lost||
Note: There was broad support for the concept, however recognising that the New South Wales Government has a number of measures in place, time is needed for these initiatives to be completed.
|5.17||Structural adjustment||Carried||Murray-Darling Basin Authority|
|5.18||Environmental impacts of commercial flows on Goulburn River||Carried||
The Productivity Commission presented its Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment draft report prior to the 74th Murray Darling Association Annual General Meeting on August 30.
Track the MDA's response to the draft report below: