Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan
The Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan is being finalised and will detail the on-ground works, management tools, research and infrastructure activities to get the Coorong back on track for a healthy future. The action plan is due mid-2019.
On 14 December 2018 at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in Melbourne, $70 million was agreed to restore the health of the Coorong. This includes:
- $70 million of unallocated South Australian State Priority Project (SPP) funds will be made available for measures to support the long-term health of the Coorong identified in the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan.
- Of the $70 million, up to $2 million is being immediately released to support the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments to progress and finalise the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan.
- Subject to the evaluation of the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan, $25 million will be made available to deliver phase 1 of the action plan.
The action plan is being informed by the Coorong Summit Summary Report and the Goyder Expert Panel Report.
Ramsar Management Plan update
Work is underway to update the Ramsar Management Plan to guide how the entire Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert wetland site is managed and identify further knowledge gaps for research.
Other ongoing projects that support a healthy Coorong include: