The Murray Darling Association is non-political organisation which is not determined by state boundaries. We represent the views and concerns of all people that live within the Murray-Darling Basin. To ensure our ogranisation is representative of these people, we have divided the Basin into a network of 12 geographical regions. The 12 regions of the basin are grouped according to communities of interest along river systems and wetlands, irrigation districts and by geographic distinction. They are bordered, not by state boundaries, but local government areas, reflecting our close connection with local government, communities and the people within them. Our membership consists of municipalities, individuals, corporate and statutory entities and community groups within the basin area, and extends beyond to include those regions in South Australia that rely on the bounty of the basin as the river systems flow through to the sea.
The footprint of the Murray Darling Basin extends from central Queensland in the north, and south to the Great Dividing Range on the outskirts of Melbourne. Spanning from the headwaters of the Snowy River in the east, to Adelaide in the west, the Murray- Darling Basin incorporates 14 percent of the Australian continent.
We acknowledge our valued member councils, and extend an invitation to all non-members to consider the benefits of joining with us to ensure your community is represented and contributes to the decisions that affect your area.
The Constitution of the Murray Darling Association sets out that the Board of Management is comprised of the Chairs of the Regions. The Chair of the Region is an elected position. As such, a Chair of the Region is a Board Member by extension, with all the duties and obligations that implies.
The following documents are available to download below for members interested in representing their region as Region Chair.
For more information on becoming a member please contact our Echuca office: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 5480 3805.