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What we heard

Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy

Key themes that emerged during this consultation include using the new climate data, environmental health and connectivity, Aboriginal water rights and connection to Country, entitlement reliability and risk management and new and existing water infrastructure.

Draft strategy and background information

The first draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy, which considers urban water needs, Aboriginal rights and access, reliable water supply and the environment, was on public exhibition from 25 October – 13 December 2020.

The draft strategy was a set of 3 documents:

What we heard

160 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 42 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include using the new climate data, environmental health and connectivity, Aboriginal water rights and connection to Country, entitlement reliability and risk management, new and existing water infrastructure, strategic land use and water planning, and inter-jurisdictional water management.

A comprehensive engagement and consultation program accompanied the release of the draft strategy. This included:

  • face-to-face meetings
  • online webinars
  • formal submissions.

Submissions

We are sharing collected community and stakeholder submissions for the region along with cultural and general submissions.

Submissions
Border Rivers Draft Regional Water Strategy What We Heard Report

The report summarises the key issues we heard during the public consultation. It highlights how your feedback has informed the next steps in developing the Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy.

Download PDF (3.9 MB)

The summary provides a snapshot of key issues and contains highlights of the report.

Download PDF (198.0 KB)

Want to find out more?

For more information about the draft strategy and public consultation visit the Draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy.