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What we heard

Namoi Regional Water Strategy

Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water security, inclusion of Aboriginal water rights, interests and access to water, groundwater management and quality, climate conditions and change, ecosystems, river health and connectivity, and sustainable allocation and water sharing.

The draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy, considers current and future water needs and water security risks, was on public exhibition from 3 March – 16 May 2021.

Over 120 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 39 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water security, inclusion of Aboriginal water rights, interests and access to water, groundwater management and quality, climate conditions and change, ecosystems, river health and connectivity, and sustainable allocation and water sharing.

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.

Namoi 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 Namoi 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 Namoi Regional Water Strategy.