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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Have your say on new Great Artesian Basin water plan

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Have your say on new Great Artesian Basin water plan

    Residents, industry and producers can take advantage of public information sessions being held in regional centres to discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s draft water plan for the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) and other regional aquifers.

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham urged anyone with an interest in the GAB to come along and hear firsthand about the plan.

    “The draft plan aims to safeguard the water supply for current and future users and protect groundwater flows to springs and watercourses,” Dr Lynham said.

    “These sessions are an opportunity to find out how the proposed changes may affect individual landholders or the resource as a whole.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to listing to the views of stakeholders, and community feedback through these sessions is an important part of that.

    “The feedback obtained through these sessions and via the public submissions is vital in forming this plan, which will provide the framework for the sustainable management of Queensland’s Great Artesian Basin and other regional aquifers.”

    Upcoming sessions:

    Date

    Town

    Time

    Venue

    Monday 27 February

    Toowoomba

    9am

    State Government Offices – Green Room
    203 Tor St

    Monday 27 February

    Dalby

    2pm

    Dalby Golf Club, Moreton St

     

    Monday 27 February

    Longreach

    3pm

    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – Conference Room,

    10357 Landsborough Highway

    Tuesday 28 February

    Alpha

    11am

    Alpha Town Hall – Supper Room, Cnr Tennyson and Dryden St

     

    Tuesday 28 February

    Taroom

    1pm

    Taroom Bowls Club
    26 Gardiner St

    Wednesday 1 March

    Bauhinia

    11am

    Bauhinia Community Hall, Fletcher Way

    Thursday 2 March

    Injune

    9am

    Injune Bowls Club, 60 Hutton St

     

    Thursday 2 March

    Mundubbera

    2pm

    Mundubbera Bowls Club
    1 Seligmann Ave

    Thursday 2 March

    Roma

    2pm

    Explorers Inn
    44778 Warrego Highway

    Monday 6 March

    Goondiwindi

    11.30am

    Gateway Training Centre, 15-21 Russell St

    Tuesday 7 March

    Windorah

    9am

    Windorah Town Hall
    7 Maryborough St

    Tuesday 7 March

    St George

    9am

    Balonne Skill Centre – Mulga Room, 2 Victoria St

     

    Wednesday 8 March

    Birdsville

    9am

    Birdsville Community Hall, 61 Adelaide St

     

    Wednesday 8 March

    Cunnamulla

    9am

    Cunnamulla Town Hall, 49 Stockyard Street, Cunnamulla

     

    Wednesday 8 March

    Weipa

    9am

    Weipa Storm Surge Shelter

    Thursday 9 March

    Bedourie

    9am

    Bedourie Community Centre

     

    Thursday 9 March

    Thargomindah

    9am

    Kullilli Room
    37 Dowling St

    Thursday 9 March

    Boulia

    2pm

    Min Min Encounter Tourist Centre – Breakout

    Friday 10 March

    Charleville

    8am

    Charleville RSL, Cnr Watson and River St

     

    Friday 10 March

    Winton

    2pm

    Winton Town Hall

    Tuesday 14 March

    Hughenden

    9am

    Diggers Entertainment Centre – Meeting Room, 21 Brodie St

    Tuesday 14 March

    Georgetown

    12pm

    Georgetown Hall

     

    Wednesday 15 March

    Julia Creek

    9am

    Julia Creek Civic Centre – Hall

    Wednesday 15 March

    Burketown

    4pm

    Burketown Shire Hall

    Thursday 16 March

    Mt Isa

    9am

    RedEarth Hotel, Cnr Rodeo Dr and West St

    The draft Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers Water Plan will replace the Water Resource (Great Artesian Basin) Plan 2006 (GAB WRP) which will expire on 1 September 2017.

    You can make a written submission up until 5pm Monday 17 April 2017. Submission forms are available on the DNRM Website and can be submitted here.

    For further information on the plan and how to have your say visit your local DNRM office, or the DNRM website.

    ENDS

    Media Contact: Benjamin Mulcahy 0419 562 389