Floodplain Harvesting Monitoring
What's this about?
NSW Department of Industry is proposing a new Floodplain Harvesting Monitoring and Auditing Strategy for NSW.
Once finalised the strategy will allow for the first time monitoring of overland flow harvesting. It is a key requirement of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy 2018 and Murray-Darling Basin Water Compliance Review.
The draft strategy will monitor and audit floodplain extractions against floodplain harvesting entitlements to ensure harvesting activities remain within account limits and rules.
Improved measurement of floodplain extraction will benefit licensees and allow the NSW Government to better manage agreed water sharing arrangements. This will improve water supply reliability for downstream water users and the environment.
When finalised, the strategy will apply to all landholders who receive a floodplain harvesting access licence that allows them to extract water from floodplains under the floodplain harvesting licensing framework.
Community feedback sessions
- Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:30am – 12pm
Max Function & Conference Centre
Heber and Balo Streets
- Monday, 3 December 2018, 3pm – 4:30pm
Narrabri RSL Club
7 Maitland Street
- Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1pm – 2:30pm
Narromine United Services Memorial Club
58 Dandaloo Street
- Thursday, 6 December 2018, 11am – 12:30pm
Diggers on Darling
23-25 Sturt Street
- Friday, 7 December 2018, 1pm – 2:30pm
BCA National Training Group
Level 1, 65 York Street
- Monday, 10 December 2018, 2:30pm – 4pm
Register and join online
All feedback is welcome and will be considered in the finalisation of the strategy.
Have your say
There are two ways you can submit your feedback:
- Online: consultation website
- Mail: Department of Industry Water
Floodplain Harvesting Monitoring and Auditing Strategy – Submission
PO Box 2213
Have your say by 15 February 2019.