NSW community consultation rolling out in the Murray-Darling Basin

Murray-Darling Basin communities in NSW are invited to have their say on the best ways to invest in on-farm water efficiency projects that will have a neutral or positive effect on local industries and communities.

Head of water at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Paul Morris, said a series of consultation meetings on the proposed criteria for on-farm projects that deliver water savings to the environment were now underway.`

“As we set out to deliver on-farm infrastructure projects across the Basin, it’s essential that affected communities have the opportunity to tell us what success will look like,” Mr Morris said.

“The additional criteria will build on an existing set of robust program requirements that guide this investment.

“These public meetings will give locals the opportunity to comment on draft additional criteria for Commonwealth-led on-farm projects—and to suggest alternatives.

“I strongly encourage every interested stakeholder to get involved.

“If you can’t attend in person, you can also view information and provide your input online.”

The community consultation commenced in Victoria on Monday 22 October 2018, with public meetings in NSW to be held in:
Moree on 30 October 2018 at 6 pm (Town and Country Club 5 Frome Street)
Dubbo on 31 October 2018 at 2 pm( Westside Hotel, 22-30 Whylandra Street)
Forbes on 1 November 2018 at 9 am (Forbes Services Club, Templar Street)
Griffith on 1 November 2018 at 6 pm (Griffith Leagues Club – Southside, 2 Bridge Road)
Deniliquin on 2 November 2018 at 12 midday (Deniliquin Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Road)

How to get involved
To register your interest in attending a meeting please email mdbwip.consultation@seftons.com.au.

Online contributions
Not able to attend a public meeting? You can also view information and provide your input online.

Source: Australian Government

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