Urge the WA Water Minister to protect the Martuwarra's flows
Let the Water Minister know that you support the commitment to stop surface water being taken from the Martuwarra. Send a message today!
The WA Government has just released a new plan for protecting the Martuwarra Fitzroy River – including a crucial commitment to stop new surface water being taken from the river.
The new commitments will shape the future water allocation plan for the Martuwarra Fitzroy River, and once implemented will mean strong, long-term protection for the river.
Implementing this breakthrough commitment could stop a Murray-Darling disaster on the Fitzroy, so it is crucial the Water Minister knows there is widespread support from the community.
Here’s why you should send a message to protect the Martuwarra:
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.
Photo credit: Andrew Richards