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Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy Public Exhibition – until 30th Nov 2020

The NSW Government has developed a draft regional water strategy to help manage the water needs in the Border Rivers region over the next 20 – 40 years. The strategy is one of 12 being developed across the state.

From 20 October to 30 November the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy and draft rules for floodplain harvesting licences in the Border Rivers region will be on public exhibition. You can have your say by providing written feedback to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment by 11.59 pm on Monday 30 November.

To find out more:

1. Watch the regional water strategies overview video

This video provides an overview of the regional water strategies program including the objectives, tools and modelling used to develop the 12 strategies across NSW.

2. Register for a public information webinar session

Tuesday 20 October: 10 am to 12 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy and the proposed water sharing rules for floodplain harvesting licenses. 

3. Attend a face-to-face public information session

These sessions will provide an overview of the draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy including the climate data modelling approach and the long list of draft options. The sessions will also provide an overview of the proposed water sharing rules for floodplain harvesting licenses, how to make a submission and a Q and A session. 

  • Tuesday 10 November
  • 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Inverell RSM Club, 68 – 76 Evans Street, Inverell
  • Register online
     
  • Wednesday 11 November
  • 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Town & Country Club, Cnr North & Yeoman Streets, Boggabilla
  • Register online

COVID-19 safe practices including temperature checking will be in place. Registration is essential. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as a temperature of 37.5 degrees or over, fever, dry cough, sore throat or respiratory issues please do not attend a session. 

4. Book a phone consultation with a regional water strategies team member

Appointments are available on Wednesday 4 November and Thursday 5 November between 10 am and 4 pm. 

For more information on regional water strategies visit our website or email us

Submissions close at 11.59 pm (AEST) on Monday 30 November 2020. 

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