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​​​Diamantina Waterhole. Photo: B Gray

Under the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement the Ministerial Forum is required to:

  • Perform a condition assessment of the catchments and waterways of the Lake Eyre Basin every 10 years
  • Initiate a review of the Agreement every 10 years
  • Produce a report to the Community every year

Lake Eyre Basin State of the Basin Condition Assessment 2016 report

The Agreement requires the Ministerial Forum to initiate every 10 years a condition assessment of the catchment and waterways of the Lake Eyre Basin.

In 2016 work commenced on the development of the Lake Eyre Basin State of the Basin Condition Assessment 2016 report. 

A public consultation process will occur in early 2017. Information on the consultation process will be published on this website as it becomes available.

This is due for completion mid 2017 with the outcomes of the report to be considered in the review of the Agreement in 2017.

For further information see the State of the Basin page.

Intergovernmental Agreement Review 2017

The Australian, Queensland, South Australian and Northern Territory governments are signatories which must be reviewed every 10 years.  The last review of the Agreement occurred in 2008.

The review will look at the operation of the Agreement and the extent to which the objectives identified in the Agreement have been achieved and consider possible changes to improve the effectiveness of the Agreement, to reflect new knowledge, emerging issues and institutional frameworks.

The review will be performed by the Australian, Queensland, South Australian and Northern Territory governments in consultation with those who live in, work in, or who have business or other interests in the Basin.

Report to the Community

Each year the Ministerial Forum provides a Lake Eyre Basin Report to the Community to communicate the progress being made against key elements of the Action Plan.

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