6 Oct 2022
Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC has welcomed today’s announcement that Labor will move forward with the former Coalition Government’s plan to develop an $8 million River Murray Research Institute in Goolwa.
“The former Coalition Government committed $8 million to this project in 2020 and I am pleased that Labor is now moving ahead with the institute’s development,” Senator McLachlan said.
“This project was strongly supported by the Coalition Government from the initial planning stage and I note the Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie’s longstanding advocacy on this issue.
“The River Murray is the lifeblood of South Australia and it is essential that its environment and flows are maintained.
“Like all South Australians, I am concerned about the health of the Murray Mouth and Lower Lakes. I have always fought for the Murray and will continue to do so.
“As a Senator for South Australia, I will hold the Labor Government to its pre-election promise of delivering 450 gigalitres of environmental water to the Murray Darling Basin, as per the requirements of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.”