Have your say on the proposed changes to the River Murray Private Carryover Policy and its operation in South Australia

What’s being decided?

After the River Murray Private Carryover Policy was implemented in the 2019-20 water use year, stakeholders' feedback suggested that the policy could be improved to ensure its effective operation.

The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board has taken this feedback on board and is proposing a number of changes outlined in the Draft Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse.

A number of resources are available to help you better understand the proposed changes to the water allocation plan and what they might mean for you:

Get involved 

To get involved, read the draft Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse including the proposed changes, as well as the additional information provided and have your say by: 

Rebecca Freshwater 
Senior Project Officer, River Murray Water Allocation Plan 
Natural Resources, SA Murray-Darling Basin 
GPO Box 1047 
Adelaide SA 5001

Please note: Your responses will be made publicly available on the Department for Environment and Water website unless you indicate on the submission or survey that you wish for these to remain confidential. Please also note that any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws. 

How can your input influence the decision? 

Your input will help inform the final Private Carryover Policy to be included in the Water Allocation Plan. 

All community feedback will be considered when finalising the Water Allocation Plan, before it is submitted to the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption.

Written responses will be provided to submissions after a decision has been made by the Board and the Minister for Environment and Water. 

What are the next steps? 

Any changes, if supported by the community, will be implemented by the start of 2020-21 water use year.

Contact details 

For more information:

Closing date: 5pm March 10 2020 

Related engagement

Upcoming key dates

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 at 12:00 AM

CLOSING DATE: Draft South Australian River Murray Private Carryover Policy