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NSW water plan withdrawals highlight transparency woes | Stock Journal



MOST, if not all, of NSW’s 20 water resource plans may have to be withdrawn and resubmitted, and community groups are pointing to the processes as an example of the often cited lack of transparency.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has stressed it is all part of the process of ensuring the complex documents tick all the boxes, but stakeholders say the process lacks transparency.

A Senate committee investigating the management of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan heard evidence from Inland Rivers Network president Beverley Smiles, who said MDBA chief executive Phillip Glyde told a group of stakeholders up to 19 to 20 may have to have resubmitted. Mr Glyde said there were similarities between all plans and other states went through the same…

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