After many years of decline in ecosystem health, the Australian and South Australian governments are taking real action to turn this around through the implementation of the Basin Plan and associated environmental works programs.

Announced in September 2020 as part of the Australian Government’s Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package, the $37.6 million Sustaining Riverland Environments (SRE) Program will implement projects that will help achieve a healthier River Murray system, stronger communities and better recreation and profitable industries, while also stimulating jobs and economic growth in the Riverland region.

In November 2020, three ecologically important sites in the South Australian Riverland were identified for increased investment through the SRE Program to:

Delivering practical projects at these three sites will maximise the benefits from investment to date through the Basin Plan and local programs (such as the South Australian Riverland Floodplains Integrated Infrastructure Program and Riverine Recovery) to further increase the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental water use.

Next steps

The SRE Program will draw from the Master Plan Project, which is finalising a suite of proposed options informed through community consultation and investigations.

The finalised master plans will be a key milestone in the SRE Program, improve flexibility of river operations and maximise the future benefits of the Constraints Management Strategy.

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We are working with First Peoples, local communities and the broader South Australian community throughout the lifecycle of the SRE Program.

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The Sustaining Riverland Environments Program is a $37.6 million program funded by the Australian Government through the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and delivered by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Environment and Water.