Tenterfield Shire had been in water restrictions for 22 months - from April 2018 to March 2020. It was the first time that Council had to enact the Drought Management Plan since it was written. There are lessons to be learnt from this that can help Council update the Drought Management Plan, to ensure it is robust enough to meet the needs of the community going forward. Council are seeking engagement from the community about the drought - what worked well, what didn't work well and suggestions for improvement.
Please provide feedback before 31 May 2020.
The Drought Management Plan was first adopted by Council in 2010. It provides Council with the structure to maintain a functioning and sustainable water supply throughout the drought periods, catering for residential and commercial needs of the communtiy. This includes strategies, such as water restrictions, to preserve water and limit water use. During the recent drought, the water restrictions were reviewed numerous times, responding to the needs of the community.
Council wants to enure that the review of this Plan takes into consideration the views from the community and business within our Shire, so that the plan is robust and suitable for our area. We encourage all residents to get in contact with Council with their views and ideas to help make this happen.