Namoi Valley floodplain harvesting

Department of Planning & Environment is seeking feedback on the proposed rules for floodplain harvesting licences for water sharing plans in the Namoi Valley
Country landscape, Namoi River, Walgett, NSW
Country landscape, Namoi River, Walgett, NSW

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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.

Learn more about the proposed rules for the Namoi Valley by reading the Report to assist with community consultation or visit the department’s website for more information.

Information sessions

Webinar

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.

Public meeting

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.

Exhibition

1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023
12:00am to 11:59pm

Address:

Town hall

6 December 2022 to 6 December 2022
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Address: online webinar

Register to attend the online webinar

Community meetings

Community meeting

Wee Waa & District Bowling Club

13 December 2022 to 13 December 2022
10:00am to 1:00pm

Address: 69 Alma Street, Wee Waa, NSW 2388

Register to attend the information session

Online consultation

1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023

Namoi Valley

Community meetings

Community meeting

Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club

7 February 2023 to 7 February 2023
10:00am to 1:00pm

Address: 313 Conadilly Street Gunnedah, NSW 2380

Register to attend the information session

Consultation period

From:1 December 2022
To:28 February 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 081 047
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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