Securing Water and Water Quality for GSC and LPSC Communities


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Liverpool Plains Shire Council

Funding: $391,000

About the project

Liverpool Plains Shire Council is the lead recipient for a consortium of Council's covering the regions of Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah.

The project will undertake a review of the issues affecting water security and management in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains communities now and in the future. The review will include studies into water availability and options to better manage water resources. It will also examine the socio-economic importance of water use and undertake a review of existing water supply and management infrastructure as well as future water needs.

Project benefits

Using the findings of the review and studies, the Councils will:

  • develop risk assessments and adaptation plans;
  • revise existing water plans; and
  • prioritise adaptation options for securing the future water supply of the region.

This effort will ensure the continued, long-term prosperity of the region.

Project completion

This project finished in April 2012 and provided the Council with a review of the current state of water security in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shires. The project identified potential impacts of climate change, population growth, policy changes on water availability and the risk and impacts associated with reduced water availability. Mitigation options were identified and assessed to address the risks determined as a consequence of this review.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Liverpool Plains Shire Council directly on 02 6746 1755.

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