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Have your say on new Great Artesian Basin water plan

0604192688 blanche cup hamilton hillResidents, industry and producers can take advantage of public information sessions being held in regional centres to discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s draft water plan for the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) and other regional aquifers.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham urged anyone with an interest in the GAB to come along and hear firsthand about the plan.

“The draft plan aims to safeguard the water supply for current and future users and protect groundwater flows to springs and watercourses,” Dr Lynham said.

“These sessions are an opportunity to find out how the proposed changes may affect individual landholders or the resource as a whole.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to listing to the views of stakeholders, and community feedback through these sessions is an important part of that.

“The feedback obtained through these sessions and via the public submissions is vital in forming this plan, which will provide the framework for the sustainable management of Queensland’s Great Artesian Basin and other regional aquifers.”

Upcoming sessions:

Date

Town

Time

Venue

Monday 27 February

Toowoomba

9am

State Government Offices – Green Room
203 Tor St

Monday 27 February

Dalby

2pm

Dalby Golf Club, Moreton St

Monday 27 February

Longreach

3pm

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – Conference Room,

10357 Landsborough Highway

Tuesday 28 February

Alpha

11am

Alpha Town Hall – Supper Room, Cnr Tennyson and Dryden St

Tuesday 28 February

Taroom

1pm

Taroom Bowls Club
26 Gardiner St

Wednesday 1 March

Bauhinia

11am

Bauhinia Community Hall, Fletcher Way

Thursday 2 March

Injune

9am

Injune Bowls Club, 60 Hutton St

Thursday 2 March

Mundubbera

2pm

Mundubbera Bowls Club
1 Seligmann Ave

Thursday 2 March

Roma

2pm

Explorers Inn
44778 Warrego Highway

Monday 6 March

Goondiwindi

11.30am

Gateway Training Centre, 15-21 Russell St

Tuesday 7 March

Windorah

9am

Windorah Town Hall
7 Maryborough St

Tuesday 7 March

St George

9am

Balonne Skill Centre – Mulga Room, 2 Victoria St

Wednesday 8 March

Birdsville

9am

Birdsville Community Hall, 61 Adelaide St

Wednesday 8 March

Cunnamulla

9am

Cunnamulla Town Hall, 49 Stockyard Street, Cunnamulla

Wednesday 8 March

Weipa

9am

Weipa Storm Surge Shelter

Thursday 9 March

Bedourie

9am

Bedourie Community Centre

Thursday 9 March

Thargomindah

9am

Kullilli Room
37 Dowling St

Thursday 9 March

Boulia

2pm

Min Min Encounter Tourist Centre – Breakout

Friday 10 March

Charleville

8am

Charleville RSL, Cnr Watson and River St

Friday 10 March

Winton

2pm

Winton Town Hall

Tuesday 14 March

Hughenden

9am

Diggers Entertainment Centre – Meeting Room, 21 Brodie St

Tuesday 14 March

Georgetown

12pm

Georgetown Hall

Wednesday 15 March

Julia Creek

9am

Julia Creek Civic Centre – Hall

Wednesday 15 March

Burketown

4pm

Burketown Shire Hall

Thursday 16 March

Mt Isa

9am

RedEarth Hotel, Cnr Rodeo Dr and West St

The draft Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers Water Plan will replace the Water Resource (Great Artesian Basin) Plan 2006 (GAB WRP) which will expire on 1 September 2017.

You can make a written submission up until 5pm Monday 17 April 2017. Submission forms are available on the DNRM Website and can be submitted here.

For further information on the plan and how to have your say visit your local DNRM office, or the DNRM website.