About the program
The Gwydir Reconnecting Watercourse Country Program (previously referred to as the Gwydir Constraints Measures Project) seeks to increase the effectiveness of held environmental water deliveries by implementing a range of measures designed and implemented in partnership with watercourse landholders and the broader community.
The program seeks to:
- increase the efficiency of water for the environment
- enable farming and water for the environment to coexist with improved confidence
- establish water for the environment corridors in partnership with stakeholders
- improve conservation outcomes
- identify mutual benefits within the water corridor.
The Gwydir Reconnecting Watercourse Country Program forms part of the Northern Basin Toolkit. These 'toolkit measures' aim to improve the ecological health of northern Basin rivers, while creating jobs and economic activity in rural and regional communities.
It is being funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Water Infrastructure NSW in partnership with the Department of Planning and Environment's – Environment and Heritage Group.
The Gwydir Reconnecting Watercourse Country Program has 3 project areas:
- Gingham Watercourse
- Lower Gwydir Watercourse
- Lower Mehi River.
The NSW Government is also funding complementary measures in Ballin Boora Creek.