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Floodplain Harvesting Monitoring

Topic: Regulation

NSW Department of Industry is seeking feedback on the draft Floodplain Harvesting Monitoring and Auditing Strategy.

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
    Moree 2400
  • Monday, 3 December 2018, 3pm – 4:30pm
    Narrabri RSL Club
    7 Maitland Street
    Narrabri 2390
  • Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1pm – 2:30pm
    Narromine United Services Memorial Club
    58 Dandaloo Street
    Narromine 2821
  • Thursday, 6 December 2018, 11am – 12:30pm
    Diggers on Darling
    23-25 Sturt Street
    Bourke 2840
  • Friday, 7 December 2018, 1pm – 2:30pm
    BCA National Training Group
    Level 1, 65 York Street
    Sydney 2000.

Live webinar

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 
    Dangar NSW

Have your say by 15 February 2019.

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