What’s this about?
We are consulting on the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting access licences to be included in the water sharing plans for the Namoi Valley. The 5 key rules that we are seeking your feedback on include:
- account management rules
- available water determinations
- permanent trade rules
- access arrangements
- amendment provisions.
We are seeking feedback on the proposed rules for regulated and unregulated floodplain harvesting licences.
A regulated river has water storage such as dams and weirs that can control the water level and flow. An unregulated river does not have water storage and the water level and flow cannot be managed.
License holders on an unregulated river don't have to order water before taking it. They do need to follow their licence conditions for them to legally take water.
An online information session has been scheduled for stakeholders with an interest in the Namoi Valley.
This webinar will explain:
- the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting licences
- what changes are being proposed
- how to provide your feedback on the draft changes.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of departmental staff. More information is available below.
The department is holding public meetings in Wee Waa and Gunnedah, where you can learn more about the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting access licences. More information is available below.
Have your say
Have your say on the proposed floodplain harvesting rules for
- Regulated river water sources by January 29th, 2023 at 11:59 pm
- Unregulated river water sources by February 28th, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
Feedback about harvesting rules for both regulated and unregulated river water sources is collected in the same place. There are five ways you can register feedback, listed below.