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Lake Eyre Basin Secretariat

The Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement (the Agreement), which was signed by the Australian, Queensland and South Australian governments in 2000 and by the Northern Territory in 2004, provides for the establishment of arrangements for the management of water and related natural resources in the Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Area. The Agreement allows for the development or adoption and implementation of agreed policies and strategies for the avoidance of adverse cross-border impacts and the creation of a relevant institutional structure.

"Part V - Institutional Arrangements" of the Agreement constitutes a Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum which is responsible for the implementation of the Agreement. The Lake Eyre Basin Secretariat and the Lake Eyre Basin Facilitator are established to ensure necessary support is provided to the Ministerial Forum and other Institutional Arrangements that include the Senior Officers Group, Community Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Panel.

The role of the Secretariat is to provide secretariat and administrative support to the Ministerial Forum, Senior Officers Group, the Community Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Panel.

The role of the Facilitator is to provide facilitative and technical support to the Community Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Panel. The Facilitator assists in developing and maintaining effective relationships with key regional and community stakeholder bodies, and where appropriate, works with these bodies in fostering a whole-of-basin approach to the implementation of the Agreement and cross-border management of water and related resources.

The Lake Eyre Basin Secretariat and the Lake Eyre Basin Facilitator can be contacted via our contact form.