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Summary of performance

Strategic goal 1: Drive the successful implementation of the Basin Plan

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1. Collaborate with Basin governments to achieve accreditation of water resource plans (WRPs) and transition to sustainable diversion limit (SDL) accounting, while managing instances of non‑compliance

Percentage of WRPs that have been assessed by MDBA for accreditation

Partially met

MDBA and states have processes in place to undertake SDL reporting and manage compliance

Partially met

SDL Reporting and Compliance Framework is applied

Substantially met

For analysis of performance, see Goal 1

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20

Strategic goal 2: Strengthen the culture of compliance in the Murray–Darling Basin

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3. The MDBA monitors and enforces compliance with the Basin Plan and publishes results of compliance and regulatory activities

Percentage of MDBA’s annual compliance priorities achieved

Partially met

Percentage of MDBA’s compliance audit and review reports undertaken and published

Met

Information regarding MDBA’s regulatory activities is published quarterly

Met

MDBA engages with states to support the improvement of the metering and monitoring of water take

Met

MDBA engages with regulated entities to implement the water trading rules

Met

MDBA’s biennial maturity assessment on the Modern Regulator Improvement Tool

No target this yea

For analysis of performance, see Goal 2

Source: Corporate Plan 2019–20

Strategic goal 3: Efficiently operate the River Murray system for partner governments

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4. Operate the River Murray system in accordance with the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement

MDBA has coordinated and overseen the asset activities as agreed and approved by the Ministerial Council in the Annual Work Plan

Met

MDBA has fulfilled its obligations under the Objectives and Outcomes document (O&O) for river operations as independently assessed

Met

MDBA has coordinated activities with partner governments to address emerging issues for the River Murray system

Met

Number of adverse rulings from jurisdictional dam safety regulators (target zero)

Met

Number of unscheduled major outages of assets (target zero)

Met

Significant incidents are managed in accordance with the River Management Operations Committee endorsed procedures

Met

5. Maintain and improve the health of the River Murray system in accordance with the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement and associated agreements

Percentage of report cards with maintained or improved environmental health (condition) for 7 key sites of the River Murray system (taking account of natural climate variability)

Met

Evidence that key site report cards used in the annual planning for coordinated delivery of water for the environment to maintain and improve the health of the River Murray system

Met

Percentage of Basin Salinity Management 2030 (BSM2030) Strategy salinity targets in Schedule B of the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement that are achieved

Met

Percentage of BSM2030 biennial audit findings that are progressed

Met

Monitor, and report on, water quality in the River Murray system to aid in decision-making

Met

Development of a Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy

Met

For analysis of performance, see Goal 3

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20

Strategic goal 4: Improve transparency and confidence in the Basin Plan

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6. Stakeholder awareness and understanding of the Basin Plan, River Murray operations and MDBA’s role

Awareness and understanding of Basin Plan, River Murray operations based on stakeholder survey (every three years)

No target this year

Awareness and understanding of MDBA role based on stakeholder survey (every three years)

No target this year

7. Stakeholders are engaged and information on the Basin Plan, River Murray operations and the MDBA is accessible

Website traffic percentage change from the three-year rolling average

Met

The Basin Community Committee is in operation

Met

Percentage of MDBA staff located regionally

Met

The Regional Engagement Officer program is in operation

Met

For analysis of performance, see Goal 4

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20

Strategic goal 5: Apply the best available science and knowledge to the management of the Murray–Darling Basin

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8. Leverage the MDBA’s deep understanding of environmental, social, cultural and economic considerations to make robust and defensible decisions

Environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts are factored into Authority decisions

Met

The MDBA reports on the social, economic, cultural, hydrological, water quality and ecological conditions of the Murray–Darling Basin

Met

9. Collaborate and cooperate with Basin governments and other external stakeholders to collect data and knowledge and manage it appropriately

Collaborate and cooperate with research institutions and other external entities to collect data and knowledge

Met

MDBA has a data management framework that is applied for business needs

Met

For analysis of performance, see Goal 5

Source: Corporate Plan