Updated: July 26, 2012
Murray plan failing SA: environment groups
South Australia Environment Groups Deliver Position Statement on Murray-Darling Basin Plan to Premier Jay Weatherill
27/07/2012 - Environment groups have today delivered a united position statement to the SA Premier Mr Jay Weatherill.
Speaking from Victoria square in Adelaide Peter Owen, Wilderness Society (SA) campaign manager said:
“The Murray- Position Statement we are launching today is a clear declaration of what South Australian groups want from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in order to deliver a healthy River. The Plan must be consistent with the Water Act 2007 and based on best available science. We are urging Premier Weatherill to take our message to Canberra.”
The leading environment groups in South Australia have signed the statement and there is agreement that the current Murray-Darling basin plan proposal falls short of what is needed to deliver a healthy river.
“South Australian organisations are speaking with one voice for a healthy river. We know we cannot afford a Basin Plan that locks in failure. We are calling on the other Basin States and all Australians to join us. The Plan must deliver a sustainable future for our River, for our communities, for all Australians.” - Professor Diane Bell
- "Our bottom line is ‘4000+’: model a return of 4000 GL and higher; return 4000 GL and higher; undertake feasibility studies regarding the so-called ‘constraints’ to delivering 4000+ GL."
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For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc
Postal: GPO Box 1734
Adelaide, SA, 5001
Lvl 7, 118 King William St,
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone: 08 8231 6586