Public drought information sessions in Moree, Goondiwindi and Narrabri this week

Media release | 19 November 2019

Given the drought is intensifying across the state, the NSW Government and WaterNSW are holding another series of community public information sessions, focussing on water issues in drought impacted regions.

The community is invited to attend the sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Moree, Goondiwindi and Narrabri.

Tracey Barton, Acting Water Drought Coordinator, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, said we need to protect the remaining water in our river systems following our driest winter since 1982 and the prospect of another hot and dry summer.

“Our priority is to ensure that sufficient water is available for critical water needs. We invite the community to come along to hear about river inflows and forecasts, and what we've done since our previous drought information sessions earlier in the year.

“We’ll update the community on water availability and proposed management measures if the dry conditions persist. There'll also be an opportunity for questions and discussion on water issues relating to the drought.

“Landholders and communities need information so they can plan ahead and that’s what these consultations are all about,” Ms Barton said.

Location River system Date & timeVenue
Moree Gwydir Tue 19 November 5 - 7 pm Max Centre Level 1, 30 Heber Street Moree NSW 2400
Goondiwindi Border Rivers Wed 20 November 5 - 7 pm (Qld time) 6 - 8 pm (NSW time) Gateway To Training Centre 15-21 Russell Street Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Narrabri Namoi-Peel Thur 21 November 4 - 6 pm The Crossing Theatre 117 Tibbereena Street Narrabri NSW 2390

Public drought information sessions are also being held on 27 and 28 November in Deniliquin and Griffith. There will be an online webinar on Tuesday 3 December.

For information on critical valleys in drought, drought relief and our extreme events policy visit the Drought Update.