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MDBA Cost Shares Principles

The MDBA manages the works that are undertaken across the Basin through the Joint Program which is funded primarily by the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia (“Original parties” to the River Murray Water Agreement 1914). A fixed contribution is made by Queensland and Australian Capital Territory Governments. The original parties contribute towards the joint program based on agreed principles which determine the cost shares of the annual budget depending on the consumption and benefit derived by each state. This ensures that the contributions by each Original Party is based on the objective of delivering benefits to the basin as a whole rather than a particular State. 



Cost Shares Principles Report

This report is a summary of the cost sharing basis of the Joint Programs budget.