With COVID restrictions easing - the Murray Darling Basin Authority's office is being opened to the public.
The office in Yambil Street had been open only by appointment this year, however MIA residents are now able to walk through the front door.
Murray Radcliffe is the MDBA's regional manager and said staff were building relationships with the communities in the area.
"We're getting back out into the community, we're getting more people on board and we're using the feedback and information to help improve the MDBA's performance," Mr Radcliffe said.
Mr Radcliffe, who's been based in Griffith for around 10 months, said there had been many meetings with people who were representing grower and irrigation groups.
He said while the MBDA had role defined partly through legislation and partly through an agreement between NSW, Victoria and South Australia - any feedback Basin issues which affected people's day-to-day lives was welcome.
"It helps inform the discussions between the states, Commonwealth, MDBA and CEWH (Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder)," Mr Radcliffe said.
Mr Radcliffe said the key goals for the MDBA's staff in Griffith were to listen and understand what the issue were, inform people about what's happening in the Basin and how that fits with the plan and helping link people with expert staff from within the Basin Authority.
"We are ideally situated to get experts to respond to queries, issues and events," he said.
Currently there are eight staff based in Griffith, with another starting next week, and two more starting in February.
"A couple relocated from Canberra, a couple from other states and then a number of locals who are proving to be highly skilled and valuable assets, and we are continuing to look for more people to work with the MDBA," he said.
MBDA CEO Phillip Glyde said the agency was committed to developing and maintaining strong links with regional communities.
"We want to work with the community to help create the best economic and environmental outcomes for everyone living and working in the area," Mr Glyde said.
"With MDBA staff on the ground here in Griffith we have direct contact with people who have generations of knowledge on how the health of the rivers impacts farming, irrigation and tourism.
"These connections and new relationships are all making a difference in building a shared understanding of the water management issues in this part of the Basin."
The Murray Darling Basin Authority office is open from Monday to Friday.
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