National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessment reports

​​Implementing water reform

The Intergovernmental Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin (IGA) is an undertaking by the Australian Government and Murray–Darling Basin state governments to implement water reforms that further improve the Basin’s health and secure a future for its communities.

Providing financial support

As part of the IGA the Australian Government commits to providing financial support to the Basin states through the National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin (NPA). The NPA and Schedule B – Variations to the Agreement are available on the Council of Federal Financial Relations’ website.

About the report

Under the NPA, each Basin state is implementing the reforms in accordance with the milestones set out in the agreement, and is reporting on milestone progress through an annual ‘statement of assurance’. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the assessment of the Basin states’ progress against these milestones. The department’s most recent assessment evaluates milestone progress made by Basin states during 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, for financial contributions paid in 2018-19. The assessment report is available for download below. Also available for download are details of the payments made under the NPA to Basin states since the NPA commenced.

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National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2018 DOCXWord Icon 55 784 ​​KB
National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2018 PDFPDF Icon551.2 MB
Payments to Basin States under the National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray Darling Basin DOCXWord Icon3708 KB
Payments to Basin States under the National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray Darling Basin PDFPDF Icon3 880 KB

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The department’s second and third assessments, evaluating milestone progress made by Basin states during 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 and 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, are available for download below.

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National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2017 DOCXWord Icon 48 682 ​​KB
National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2017 PDFPDF Icon481.3 MB
National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2016 DOCX Word Icon 35 688 ​​KB
National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2016 PDF PDF Icon ​​​35 1.2 MB

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The department’s first assessment, evaluating milestone progress made by Basin states during 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, is available for download via the following link.

National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: milestone assessments for the year ending 30 June 2015.​​​


Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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