RGA welcomes Water Ministers agreement on SDL Adjustment Mechanism projects

16 Jun 2017 4:51 PM -
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the Water Ministers endorsement of the final package of Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Adjustment Mechanism projects at The Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council today in Canberra. This agreement is an important step in delivering the Basin Plan.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said, "The agreement between Murray Darling Basin Water Ministers to endorse the final package of SDL Adjustment Mechanism projects is welcome news."

Preliminary advice on the SDL Adjustment Mechanism projects from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) indicates the package is likely to achieve an SDL offset in excess of 600 gigalitres (GL). There is also a high level of certainty that the SDL Adjustment Mechanism outcome combined with remaining contracted water recovery projects will fully offset the remaining water recovery ‘gap’.