Economic and social impact study and planning for adjustment


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Goondiwindi Regional Council

Funding: $577,291

About the project

Goondiwindi Regional Council is the lead recipient for a consortium of Council's covering the regions of Goondiwindi, Tenterfield, Gwydir and Inverell.

Goondiwindi Regional Council and consortium partners will engage a research institute to conduct a study of the economic and social impacts arising from the reduction of irrigation water to communities in the region.

Consultants will develop plans to respond to the findings identified in the impact study.

Project benefits

This project will provide significant data on the social and economic impacts of reduced water availability in the northern Darling River tributaries. This information will be used to identify and implement strategic actions to meet environmental outcomes while continuing to grow the economy of the region.

Project completion

This project finished in February 2012. This completed study identified the vulnerability and adaptability of each community and has been used to prepare various submissions and to inform planning projects to mitigate some of the impacts.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Goondiwindi Regional Council directly on 07 4671 7400.

The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.