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What we heard

Gwydir Regional Water Strategy

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

Draft strategy and background information

The first draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy, which considers urban water needs, reliable water supply and the environment, was on public exhibition from 25 September – 13 December 2020.

The draft strategy was a set of 3 documents:

What we heard

Over 50 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 32 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include climate and modelling, Aboriginal water rights and connection to Country, environmental health and connectivity, new and existing water infrastructure, groundwater, and entitlement reliability and risk 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.

Gwydir 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 Gwydir Regional Water Strategy.

Download PDF (3.1 MB)

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

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Want to find out more?

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