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Greater Hunter Regional Water Strategy

Topic: Environment

The Department of Industry is seeking feedback on the Greater Hunter Regional Water Strategy.

Greater Hunter Regional Water Strategy

What's this about?

The Greater Hunter Regional Water Strategy is designed to manage the region’s water needs over the next 30 years.

The strategy looks at existing and near-future risks to water security, and factors that could affect these risks. In particular, it looks at the risk of a drought worse than the worst drought on record and the effect it would have on the region’s water security.

The strategy sets out infrastructure and policy options to improve water security within the Greater Hunter. It proposes to:

  • connect water supply infrastructure across the Greater Hunter, so that water can be transferred to areas of major growth and critical locations in times of drought
  • investigate water reuse schemes for industry to increase the amount of water available
  • give greater certainty to industries by preparing plans that set out how water will be shared and managed during severe droughts
  • work with AGL to manage their water requirements as they transition from coal fired power stations
  • improve environmental outcomes by placing less stress on rivers and groundwater during times of drought.

Have your say

 Have your say by email by 28 February 2019.

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