Water is essential for our community to thrive. Tamworth Regional Council is in the early stages of developing a water security plan to ensure we have a water system that meets the needs of our growing community.

Investigation into a range of supply and demand options has already commenced. From May 2024, we will be engaging with our community and working closely with government agencies, industry experts, and commercial, business, and other large water users to develop the plan. We will be talking with our community throughout the project to make sure we know what’s important to you and use this information to help develop options to include in the final plan.

Our water supply is dependent on the weather. During periods of average rainfall our water system works well, however during periods of extended drought our system is vulnerable. We need to plan for Tamworth’s growth with a water supply system that is reliable and sustainable. Emergency water sources used for drought periods (and their associated connecting infrastructure) also need to be further investigated and secured.

The project is investigating all the supply and demand options available for Tamworth and Moonbi/Kootingal to come up with a plan that works for all of us. The remaining areas of the LGA will be investigated separately.

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Engagement will happen over three phases. Phase one is about learning together, phase two will explain detailed options we are investigating and phase three will be the public exhibition of the draft plan.

Phase one – May - July 2024

We all have different priorities to water use, especially during drought. We need to understand what’s important to our community so we can make informed decisions about where to allocate water and when to apply restrictions.

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