Water Infrastructure NSW is working towards the completion of the detailed design for this project, with the Sheer Paddock Levee package already well progressed.
In addition to the delivery of a concept design, the document includes Basis of Design reports, preliminary procurement, delivery and operational plans, and approvals processes for each of the project components.
The planning, liaison and modelling necessary to inform these documents is underway. An Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment is progressing in collaboration with the Joint Indigenous Group, and consultation with affected landowners and key stakeholders is ongoing.
We are working closely with the Koondrook Perricoota Alliance, Wakool Rivers Association, Western Murray Land Improvement Group other key stakeholders who are at the heart of the project. Water Infrastructure NSW is committed to working in partnership to deliver outcomes with broad community support.
We are committed to working in collaboration with the community. We will provide numerous opportunities for local communities and stakeholders to have their say throughout the development and delivery phases of the project.
Upcoming engagement opportunities will be listed on this webpage and on our stakeholder engagement page.
Water Infrastructure NSW will work with local landholders, First Nations and communities to:
- progress several smaller infrastructure projects including, addressing inundation extent and resolving issues around several instream structures
- meet the engagement and information needs of stakeholders
- develop opportunities for ongoing local involvement through citizen science projects
- develop a pathway forward through collaboration to achieve enhanced ecological and cultural outcomes.
Engagement with First Nations people
We recognise and acknowledge the unique relationship and deep Connection to Country that First Nations people have as the Traditional Owners and First Peoples of Australia.
The wisdom and experience of First Nations communities will play a critical role in delivering the project.
We have a dedicated engagement team who will guide our engagement with these communities, and we look forward to working with them to deliver real, tangible and widely accepted outcomes.