Connectivity Stakeholder Reference Group

Barwon River near Brewarrina, NSW.

The Connectivity Stakeholder Reference Group was established to provide a range of diverse perspectives to the Department of Planning and Environment on the proposed approach to river connectivity. The group consists of representatives from Aboriginal nations, water user groups, conservation groups, local government, the Murray Darling Basin Authority and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

The group was formed ahead of broader public consultation on connectivity as part of the draft Western Regional Water Strategy. The draft strategy was publicly exhibited on 1 July 2022.

The group last met on 15 December 2022 and was briefed on connectivity proposals ahead of the release of the final Western Regional Water Strategy on 16 December 2022.

Further detail on the Western Regional Water Strategy can be found at Western Regional Water Strategy.