New commitment for no water take from the Martuwarra Fitzroy River!
The WA Government has made a commitment to ensure that no further surface water can be taken from the Martuwarra Fitzroy River.
A policy has been released that will inform the future Fitzroy River Water Allocation Plan and could bring strong, long-term protection from large-scale water extraction.
This historic commitment is a direct result of widespread support for protection of the Martuwarra and the 43,000 submissions sent by the Australian public in 2021, calling on the government to abandon plans to extract 300 billion litres of water from the river.
This is a major milestone for the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and it's crucial Simone McGurk hears from you on why this new commitment is so important for the future of the river.
Here’s why you should send a message to the Water Minister:
- Proposals to pump huge amounts of water from the Martuwarra and its floodplains threaten to destroy this healthy, free-flowing river and create a Murray-Darling disaster.
- This is our chance to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River. Let's show the WA Government they have our support in taking this stand against large-scale development in the Fitzroy Valley!
- The river supports the livelihoods of local communities, culture, tourism, fishing, and rare wildlife such as the critically endangered freshwater sawfish - all of which would be seriously impacted by large-scale irrigation development.
Major milestone in protection of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River
Let the Water Minister know that you support their commitment to stop any surface water being taken from the Martuwarra. Send a message today!