The head of a Local Aboriginal Land Council in New South Wales says Governments need to listen to communities in regards to the Murray Darling Basin.

Sunday saw mob hit the streets in six western NSW communities calling for a national Royal Commission into the handling of the Murray Darling Basin.

Other calls include a State level special inquiry to address the mismanagement and a suspension of water trading in the Barwon Darling River system.

The vital water system has featured prominently in the news in recent times following mass kills of fish in some parts due to a lack of water.

CEO of the Nyngan Local Aboriginal Land Council Veneta Dutton says Governments need to start supporting grass roots people.


Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, Roy Ah See says the communities have spoken.


Wilcannia resident, Kerry King says the well-being of the people is linked to the well-being of the rivers.