2019 Citizens’ Inquiry – Terms of Reference

Everyone who submits written or oral testimonies are asked to address any or all of the following Terms of Reference:

  • Are you reliant on the Darling River for drinking water, household water use, business use and/or farming?
  • What is the current state of the Darling where you live? (Describe what you see.)
  • What are the impacts of the Darling River on your personal and family life and your community or township?
  • What are the impacts of the Darling River on your personal business and your community economies?
  • What can you see as being the impacts of the zero-flows of the Darling River on the biodiversity and natural systems that make up the river and connected waterways, catchments and ecosystems?
  • In your view and understanding, what are the prime causes of the current state of the Darling River Basin?
  • In your view, what could or needs to be happening to restore the Darling River and its human and natural communities to a sustainable good health?