SHOULD there be a royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan?
It is a question which continues to be discussed by stakeholders, irrigators and politicians.
Towards the end of last month support for a royal commission into the Basin Plan flowed in NSW Parliament when the NSW Nationals backed a petition presented by the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.
It is an idea that has been discussed many times and it is one Leeton mayor Paul Maytom is aware of.
While not opposed to the idea, councillor Maytom wondered if it would be counter-productive.
"There have already been many other inquiries and reports, especially from the Productivity Commission into the Basin Plan," he said.
"The ACCC inquiry is still ongoing as well, so there are all of these things happening.
"I would like to think we start looking at some of the recommendations that have already been made and discussing where we can go with those and what needs to happen to get the ball rolling on some of those areas.
"I'm not saying I am opposed to a royal commission, but we don't want to be waiting too long to get real results.
"There's certainly no doubting there are many concerns and issues that do need addressing."
Member for Farrer Sussan Ley also weighed in.
"As a local MP my focus has always been to find as much water as possible for productive agriculture, whether that's within the Basin Plan or through adjustment to NSW water allocations," she said.
"The last thing farmers I talk to are after is another inquiry or review, they just want some fairness and certainty in the water market, and another royal commission could potentially deliver the exact opposite."
However, NSW Farmers is pushing for a royal commission to go ahead.
President James Jackson said members have said the plan is having dire impacts on irrigation, agriculture and the riverine environment.
"The plan needs fixing," he said. "Our members have told government the plan is failing to deliver a fair outcome for farmers or the environment that it was meant to protect."