A water sharing plan designed by the State government is under review.
The Natural Resources Commission is reviewing the Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sharing Plan 2009 and the community is invited to have a say.
The plan was designed to protect water dependent ecosystems, preserve cultural values and provide equitable sharing of water among users.
The commission is conducting an independent review of the water sharing plan to determine its contribution to environmental, social and economic outcomes for the Lower North Coast region.
The region includes Avon River, Lower Barrington/Gloucester rivers, Upper Barrington River, Bowman River, Cooplacurripa River, Dingo Creek, Upper Gloucester River, Lower Barnard River, the Manning River and its estuary tributaries and tidal pools, Myall Creek, Nowendoc River, Rowleys River, Upper Barnard River, Upper Manning River, Myall Lakes, Myall River Water Source, Coolongolook River, Wallamba River and Karuah River.
The commission says it is vital it hears from community and industry so it can advise government on how to achieve the best outcomes for the water sources and their users.
Submissions for the Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sharing Plan 2009 are now open and will close September 16, 2019.
To have your say, visit the Natural Resources Commission water sharing plans review page HERE for more information.