Lower Darling

The NSW Department of Industry – Water commissioned Deloitte to report on possible options for water security in the Lower Darling arising from the proposed Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project.

The report was developed in consultation with landholders and the community from the Lower Darling region. It investigates six options to address water security against four criteria including: water supply; cost effectiveness; environment, heritage and recreation; and the implementation of each option.

The report finds there are a number of options for governments to consider to address water security impacts should the Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project go ahead as currently outlined in the concept proposal.

This report allows the NSW State Government to open a dialogue between potentially affected water users and the Commonwealth which is vital to the consideration of the needs of stakeholders in the Lower Darling and the design of the Menindee Project.

Read or download the report: