Report

Independent assessment of the 2018–19 fish deaths in the lower Darling

An Independent Panel was appointed by the Australian Government to determine the cause of the fish deaths in the lower Darling River and what actions can be taken to manage future events. The final report documents the panel’s findings and 27 recommendations.
Discussion paper

A fish kill Q and A: questions, answers and dead fish in the Menindee Lakes

This research by the Australia Institute suggests that the Darling River fish kill was due to the mismanagement of the Menindee Lakes in southwest New South Wales.
Report

A Hollywood ending? The Menindee Lakes Option 7 proposal

Stakeholders in the Lower Darling are strongly opposed to proposed changes to the Menindee Lakes. Local member, Kevin Humphries, has proposed a new ‘Option 7’ for the Lakes, aiming to deliver more water and local jobs.
Report

Trickle out effect: drying up money and water in the Lower Darling

This report is the first in a series that highlights how the Murray–Darling Basin Plan has increased the flow of money and water to big agribusinesses and has increased the vulnerability of everyone else in the Basin– Aboriginal people, floodplain graziers, downstream communities and small...
Report

Northern disclosure: inconsistencies in the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s northern basin review

This research shows that estimates of impacts on South Australia from proposed changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan have been changed multiple times by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).
Report

Remember the ’56 flood? How much water flows to the environment in the Barwon Darling system?

This report questions using averages to represent flows in the Barwon-Darling and challenges the NSW Water Minister’s claims about how much water is going into maintain river health.
Strategy

Far West regional plan 2036

The Plan will guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions for the Far West region over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework to guide...
Strategy

Draft Far West regional plan

This Draft Regional Plan aims to guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions in the Far West over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework...