Floodplain harvesting and the community
Effective consultation is a critical element of water management.
The NSW Government is reforming the management of water on the floodplains of inland NSW so that there is a fair share for all users and the environment.
This process involves evaluating the environmental and downstream benefits of limiting floodplain harvesting to legal levels, considering the collective impact of floodplain harvesting restrictions.
These benefits assessments will allow for informed public comment about the impacts of floodplain harvesting growth. Community consultation has been occurring since 2020.