The MDA is pleased to announce its second Connecting Catchments and Communities event to be held in Euston on Tuesday 30th of July.
Spanning local government areas from Moira to Mildura and beyond, this forum will explore issues of constraints management with a focus on understanding the challenges of balancing delivery constraints, environmental imperatives and regional development.
Industry and community leaders, technical experts and responsible agencies will provide current information and perspectives on management of the Barmah choke; water trade and deliverability, and managing the risks and opportunities of developments versus delivery shortfalls. The program includes a case study that will consider the Toolybuc Sustainable Growth Master Plan. The masterplan has been developed to strategically plan for the growth of the district, to accommodate the impacts of significant growth in investment anticipated as the Tooleybuc district transitions from an agriculture base to a substantially horticulture base, driven by significant planting of almonds and to a lesser extent citrus trees funded by local, national and international investors highlighting the increasing call on interagency planning and communication to support regional and Basin scale priorities.
ABC Landline's recent story on the Murray River’s unique and beautiful Barmah Choke under pressure from the big flows needed downstream looks at similar issues, and may be of interest.
This event is open to local government, industry and community leaders, and stakeholders in water management. Registrations are essential.
Download the full event program below. The program will be updated as further presenters are confirmed.
Stakeholder participation and engagement will be supported by Sli.do #CCC-Constraints