Health of the Murray, Lakes & Coorong

Read about what Council & MDA Region 6 are doing

River Murray, Lakes & Coorong

Alexandrina Council has been a vocal and consistent advocate for the health of the River Murray, Lower Lakes & Coorong.  

Our region is still recovering from the Millennium Drought.  Restoring and protecting the health of the River Murray, Lakes & Coorong is essential for the fish, birds and other wildlife which call it home but also for our local farmers, fishers and business owners.  Healthy communities need healthy environments.

Our vision is a healthy, working Murray-Darling Basin which sustains our people, our economy and our environment.   The wellbeing of future generations demands that governments, interest groups and water users all work together to provide effective whole-of-Basin management.

Alexandrina Council supports full and timely implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan and we are committed to working for the good of all that rely on a healthy, working river, now and into the future.

Murray Darling Association Region 6

Alexandrina Council is a member of Murray Darling Association Region 6.  The Murray Darling Association (MDA) represents local government and communities throughout the Basin by providing information, facilitating debate and seeking to influence government policy.

MDA Region 6 represents the Lower Murray, Lakes & Coorong region.  MDA membership is open to all local government, industry and community groups, and individuals with an interest in ensuring a sustainable future for the Murray-Darling Basin. 

We welcome new members and encourage community participation in our meetings and events.  MDA Region 6 meets six times a year and our meetings are held in Goolwa, Tailem Bend or Murray Bridge.  Copies of our meeting agendas and minutes are available here.

Alexandrina Council speaking up for the Murray, Lakes & Coorong

Submission to Productivity Commission (April 2018)

Submission to Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission (April 2018)

Submission to Senate Inquiry (September 2017)

Mayor Keith Parkes’ op-ed published in The Advertiser (30 August 2017)

Submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority re Northern Basin Review (February 2017)

Submission to Senate Select Committee (September 2015)

Submission to Senate Inquiry (July 2015)

Submission to Natural Resources SAMDB re River Murray Water Allocation Plan (March 2015)

Submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority re Proposed Basin Plan (April 2012)

Media Release  “Move all salt to sea for a healthy, working river” (April 2012)

Submission to SA Parliament Natural Resources Committee (January 2012)


Find out more:

The waters of the River Murray, Lakes & Coorong are jointly managed by State and Federal Governments.   Find out more at the links below:

Murray Darling Basin Authority

South Australian Department for Environment & Water

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin