Draft strategy and background information
The first draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy, which considers urban water needs, Aboriginal rights and access, reliable water supply and the environment, was on public exhibition from 25 October – 13 December 2020.
The draft strategy was a set of 3 documents:
- Regional Water Strategies Guide (PDF, 3559.18 KB)
- Draft Border Rivers Region Water Strategy (PDF, 13422.96 KB)
- Draft Border Rivers Long List of Options (PDF, 2951.63 KB)
What we heard
160 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 42 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include using the new climate data, environmental health and connectivity, Aboriginal water rights and connection to Country, entitlement reliability and risk management, new and existing water infrastructure, strategic land use and water planning, and inter-jurisdictional water management.
- Draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy What We Heard Report (PDF, 4018.91 KB)
- Draft Border Rivers Regional Water Strategy What We Heard Summary (PDF, 197.97 KB)
A comprehensive engagement and consultation program accompanied the release of the draft strategy. This included:
- face-to-face meetings
- online webinars
- formal submissions.
We are sharing collected community and stakeholder submissions for the region along with cultural and general submissions.