Border Rivers consultation

The draft Border Rivers Long Term Water Plan is open for public consultation until 1 February 2019.

The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands.

It also recognises the important ecological values of the region and identifies the strategies for water use that will allow this system to survive and thrive into the future.

Strategic use of water is the key to achieving outcomes for:

  • native fish
  • waterbirds
  • plants.

The draft plan also identifies strategies to support important river system processes that:

  • connect rivers and wetlands
  • support the aquatic food web
  • allow water-dependent animals (like fish) to move throughout the river system.

The health of the river system is directly related to the ongoing viability of the region.

This plan sets out a series of 5, 10 and 20-year objectives to maintain and enhance the health of local rivers and wetlands. A summary of the Border Rivers Long Term Water Plan is available – The NSW Border Rivers catchment and Long Term Water Plan explained (PDF 2.7MB).

Long Term Water Plans focus on achieving environmental outcomes using a share of water set aside in rivers and dams, along with water set aside for other flows, to support system health. At the same time, Department of Industry Water has developed a Water Resource Plan which addresses water sharing arrangements for all water users within the catchment.

Your privacy

Your comments may include 'personal information'. OEH complies with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 which regulates the collection, storage, quality, use and disclosure of personal information. For details see OEH and your privacy. The inclusion of personal information with your submission is voluntary but information that in some way identifies you may be gathered when you use our website or send us an email.

A summary of submissions and the content of individual submissions may be shown to the proponent in cases where it may assist in determining the Long Term Water Plan. A summary of issues raised in public submissions may also be made publicly available during and after a determination has been made. If you wish your identity and personal information in your submission to be treated as confidential you must request your name be treated as confidential, and not include any of your personal information in the main text of the submission or attachments so that it can be easily removed.

If an application to access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requests access to your submission, your views about the release will be sought if you have indicated that you object to your submission being made public.

Your feedback is invited

The draft NSW Border Rivers Long Term Water Plan Parts A and B (PDF 5.4MB) is now on public exhibition.

You are invited to make written comment on these plans until 1 February 2019 by –

  • completing the online submission form below, or
  • mailing your submission, including your name, contact details and the LTWP to which your comments apply, to:
    LTWP feedback – NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
    PO Box 733
    Queanbeyan NSW 2620
OEH will consider all feedback on the draft NSW Border Rivers Long Term Water Plan when finalising the document.
The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.