Local residents will have more input into the future management of the Murray Darling.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority will hire between 12 and 21 new employees in Murray Bridge which will include a mix of local residents and staff relocating from Canberra.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, said the expansion would make Murray Bridge a significant player in managing the river system,
“Local South Australians... have a deep understanding of how our precious water resources should be managed as well as how critical it is to see ongoing action in delivering vital water for our environment and communities," he said.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the jobs are in addition to nine people already working for the MDBA in Murray Bridge.
“South Australians need to be heard as we roll out the Basin Plan and this will see that happen,” Mr Pasin said.
“This is a big win for Murray Bridge and the south west region, giving locals more well-paid and ongoing jobs and boosting the local economy.
“Both the new MDBA staff and office will be spending more money in the community and boosting local business too.”