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What we heard

Lachlan Regional Water Strategy

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

The draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy, which considers water supply, reliability and security in flood and drought, was on public exhibition from 25 September – 13 December 2021.

More than 60 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 66 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include climate and modelling, new and existing water infrastructure, town water security and water-related amenities, Aboriginal water rights and connection to Country, entitlement reliability and risk management, environmental health and connectivity, and groundwater.

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
Lachlan 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 Lachlan Regional Water Strategy.

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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 Lachlan Regional Water Strategy.