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Basin Plan submissions in their thousands!

As you know the submission period for the Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan ended on Monday, 16 April with the MDBA receiving over 10,000 submissions. Of those 10,000, a whopping 2,500 came from Environment Victoria supporters, all calling for a better deal to protect our river systems. And in all, over two thirds of the submissions asked for a stronger Plan delivering more water to rivers and wetlands. It's been an AMAZING effort!

So a big warm THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to stand up for our Murray and make a submission!

The MDBA now has to consider all the submissions and come up with a revised plan that goes to the State Governments and then federal Water Minister Tony Burke before he presents it to the federal Parliament for approval. So its politics all the way from now! But our strong showing in the submission period and the powerful support for a decent plan coming fromAdelaide and the South Australian government has created the space for some significant improvements to the draft Plan. Your voice is being heard! Together with our partner groups in the Lifeblood alliance, we’ll be keeping up the pressure in the coming months and there will be plenty more opportunities to show your support for a Plan that saves the Murray once and for all. Stay tuned!

You can read Environment Victoria’s submission to the MDBA here > http://bit.ly/JbckBm

Thanks again all! With a big wet Murray Cod kiss to those that spoke up to Save the Murray,

Environment Victoria

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