What is the Northern Basin Toolkit?
The Northern Basin Toolkit is a collection of projects, or 'toolkit measures', that support the 70GL reduction of water recovery targets under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, agreed to by state and Australian governments. The Gwydir Constraints Measures Project (is one of a suite of projects funded through the toolkit aimed at supporting ecological and community outcomes.
The Gwydir Constraints Measures Project seeks to establish environmental water corridors in the Gwydir catchment in partnership with watercourse landholders. These water corridors will increase the efficiency of environmental water delivery, and through community consultation, a range of options, measures, and solutions will be identified and designed to achieve enduring environmental outcomes.
Which watercourses are involved?
The Gwydir Constraints Measures Project comprises of 3 areas:
- Gingham Watercourse
- Lower Gwydir Watercourse
- Mehi River
The NSW Government is also developing a business case for Ballin Boora Creek.
The Gwydir Constraints Measures Project team will be working with the local community to develop a business case to seek significant funding from the Australian Government.
To ensure accessibility, we are running 2 additional community gatherings online:
Tuesday 3 August 11.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 4 August 4.00pm – 6.00pm
To register or for more information:
Phone: 0456 847 561
Watercourse landholders within the project area will be contacted directly via post and invited to community gatherings and workshops. Local gatherings will be held between July and September 2021.
Watercourse landholders were invited to community gatherings (19–23 July 2021) in Moree and Bullarah. The community gatherings are sessions designed to begin the discussion with watercourse landholders about the project.
Small localised workshops for adjoining neighbours will be held in August with watercourse landholders within the project area. Together we will discuss the opportunities, considerations and identify potential solutions and measures.
Due to COVID-19 requirements, numbers for each event will be limited; it is, therefore, important that watercourse landholders within the project area RSVP for these gatherings.
The department will be working with the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi Community between July and September 2021 to discuss opportunities, considerations and potential solutions to include in the business case that benefit cultural connection, values and assets. To find out more about upcoming events, please contact us.
Additional gatherings for the broader community may be held upon request. Please contact us to register your interest.
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