COAG Water Reform Work Program

​​​​In March 2008, the Council of Australian Government (COAG) agreed to develop a work program on water with actions under 4 main themes:

  • addressing overallocation and achieving environmental outcomes
  • enhancing water markets
  • urban water reforms​
  • water information and capacity building.

COAG considered the work program and agreed to specific actions designed to enhance and build on the National Water Initiative.

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COAG discussed water reform at its December 2009 meeting and agreed to redouble its efforts to accelerate the pace of reform under the National Water Initiative.

As a consequence of the work program and subsequent COAG decisions, governments have agreed to:

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