Rural Water Use Strategy
The Tasmanian Government has committed to a target of a $10 billion per year annual farm gate value by 2050.
To support this the Government will work with farmers, irrigators, rural communities and other stakeholders to develop a Rural Water Use Strategy.
Sustainable development of water resources
The Strategy will guide the State’s future water management arrangements to ensure
integrated, fair and efficient regulation and compliance of the State’s water
resources to deliver sustainable outcomes for irrigators, rural communities and
the environment and maintain Tasmania’s competitive advantages in a changing
final Rural Water Use Strategy document is due for completion by the end of
2020. When complete, the Strategy
will set the direction for the rural water
sector for the next few decades. This will underpin the sustainable development
of the State’s water resources to support an increase in irrigated agriculture
to improve the prosperity of rural communities
and the broader Tasmanian
Timeline and consultation
will seek input from key stakeholders and the general public in the development
of the Rural Water Use Strategy to
ensure that it is meaningful and
relevant to the rural communities it aims to support.
Timeline for the development of the Rural Water Use Strategy:
- 2019: DPIPWE met with key stakeholders to scope issues and ideas.
- April 2020: Release Position Paper for public comment
- October 2020: Release Draft Rural Water Use Strategy for public comment
- March 2021: Final Rural Use Water Strategy
The Rural Water Use Strategy Position Paper was open for public comment from 24 April to 26 June 2020.
Submissions received on the Position Paper will inform the draft Rural Water Use Strategy.
Rural Water Use Strategy Position Paper (1Mb)
RWUS Position Paper - Submission Overview Report (138Kb)
RWUS Position Paper - Submissions Received (2Mb)
If you would like further information about any aspect of this project or wish to provide any input, contact the project team on 6165 3016 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org