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Statements of Assurance

As we implement the Basin Plan, it is important the community can see that people and organisations are meeting their obligations. For this purpose, the MDBA, Basin States and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder have agreed to publish Statements of Assurance (SoAs) each year. These SoAs provide an opportunity for the parties involved in the Basin Plan Implementation Agreement to provide the community with information about their compliance and progress in implementing the Basin Plan – which is scheduled to roll out  over a number of years.

The 2014-15 SoAs will include reporting on compliance in water trading rules, which commenced on 1 July 2014.

Reporting on long-term environmental watering plans for each surface water resource plan area will commence in the water year following its finalisation. The plans are due to begin rolling out in 2015-16 with the final plans due in June 2019.

Sustainable Diversion Limits become enforceable from 1 July 2019 and these will be reported on for the first time in 2019-20.

Throughout 2013-14 we worked collaboratively with all relevant parties and this work has resulted in the Basin Plan tasks progressing well.