Mouth of the Murray River with Lake Alexandrina and the Coorong, South Australia

Mouth of the Murray River with Lake Alexandrina and the Coorong, South Australia

Murray region: CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project

Murray is one of a series of 18 regions being assessed as part of the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project.

  • 14 July 2008 | Updated 25 September 2012

Background

The Murray region straddles southern New South Wales, northern Victoria and south-eastern South Australia and represents 19.5 percent of the total area of the MDB.

The region is based around the Murray River and lower Darling River below Menindee and extends the full length of the Murray River to the Southern Ocean. It represents 19.5 per cent of the total area of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB).

The region has a population of around 309 000 people concentrated in the centres of Albury-Wodonga, Echuca, Swan Hill, Mildura, Renmark, Murray Bridge and Goolwa.

The region includes some large and important wetlands along the Murray River, the lower Darling River, the Great Darling Anabranch and the Edward Wakool system.

Research findings

The following documents detail the research findings:

Murray Regional Report, Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project

The full report for the Murray region from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (234 pages)

Murray region fact sheet: Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project

A brief guide to the key findings from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Sustainable Yield Project report on the Murray region. (4 pages)

Murray snapshot: summary of regional report

A summary of a report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (16 pages)

Presentation of results from the Murray region, Murray-Darling Basin sustainable yields project

A presentation made to Murray region stakeholders regarding the findings of the project. (36 pages)

Find out more about the The CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project.