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Macquarie Valley floodplain harvesting

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) is seeking feedback on proposed rules in water sharing plans for floodplain harvesting licences.
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Close up image of a river in NSW during daylight

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.

Online consultation

22 March 2021 to 18 April 2021

Online form

Community meetings

Community meeting

Warren Services Club

31 March 2021 to 31 March 2021
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Address: 87A Dubbo Street, Warren, NSW 2824

Register now

Community meetings

Community meeting

Narromine United Services Memorial Club

1 April 2021 to 1 April 2021
10:00am to 12:00pm

Address: 58 Dandaloo Street, Narromine, NSW 2821

Register now

Consultation period

From:22 March 2021
To:18 April 2021

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