Water management planning for eight councils in Central West NSW


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.

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Wellington Council

Funding: $451,800

About the project

Wellington Council is the lead recipient for a consortium of Council's covering the regions of Wellington, Narromine, Bogan, Warren, Cobar, Bourke and Brewarrina.

The project will undertake water management planning for eight councils in Central West NSW and develop the following regional strategies:

  • Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM)
  • Demand Management
  • Drought Management
  • Stormwater Harvesting
  • Water Quality Management

The project aims to counter the impacts of the current drought and climate change.

Project benefits

The project will provide a framework for a more effective and sustainably managed water supply to the area.

Project completed

This project was completed in July 2012 and resulted in the publication of the five strategies Council were funded to develop. In addition Council developed a Regional Resource Sharing, Mentoring and Training Program, installed appropriate signage at key infrastructure sites, developed their website and produced and ran a series of water conservation television advertisements.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Wellington Council directly on 02 6840 1723.

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