What’s this about?
Floodplain harvesting is an important source of water for industry, particularly in the northern basin areas of NSW.
Bringing floodplain harvesting into the licensing system will ensure the volume of water taken stays within legal limits specified in water sharing plans. This will help improve environmental, cultural and downstream connectivity outcomes.
The key rules that DPIE are seeking feedback on include:
- account management rules
- available water determination
- permanent trade rules
- access arrangement, including rules to protect environmental flows
- amendment provisions.
Download the community consultation report for floodplain harvesting licences in the Macquarie Valley.
Have your say
There are two ways you can provide feedback below.
A public webinar will be held between 2pm and 4pm on Monday 22 March 2021 to explain the proposed rules and provide the opportunity to have questions answered by departmental staff. Register now.
Have you say by Sunday 18 April 2021.