Namoi Water is the peak industry group for irrigated agriculture in the Peel, Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Valleys in the North West of  NSW.

We are a non-profit, non-political organisation supporting our members to achieve a sustainable irrigation industry that meets the environmental, economic and social needs of our local communities. 


Namoi Water is now progressing our submission to the ACCC Water Pricing Draft Determination. In particular Peel pricing issues are being progressed by a Water Working Group taskforce established by Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner. Namoi Water Unregulated Director Ian Coxhead is part of this group. Key points for submission will be emailed to members next week.


MDBA will visit the Namoi on the 15th April 2014 commencing 10am at the Crossing Theatre.  The update meeting is an opportunity for members to discuss where the Northern Review is sitting at. Particularly the Science Review undertaken by Griffith University that underpins the progress to test different suites of environmental benefits for the Barwan Darling.  Namoi Water has asked for the full report to be made publicly available.


Floodplain Harvesting Licensing project is progressing in the Gwydir, applications are now open for the Stakeholder Reference Committee for the modeling work being undertaken.  Nominations close 30th April 2014 and can be emailed to 


Native Vegetation Self assessment codes of practice, Namoi Water is presently review the codes and how they will impact on local landholders. Fore more information on the code of practice go to the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage

Peel Water Access Licence holder - Director position, Namoi Water is seeking a Peel Water Access Licence Holder to fulfil a position as director on the Namoi Water board representing our ground and surface water Peel valley members. Applications close on the 30th April 2014;  follow link for more information.

Extractive Industries

Independent CSG Science Forum - Parliament House : Namoi Water participated as part of the Steering Committee for the forum held earlier last month. Over 130 people attended the Science and Law workshops, concluding with final panel forum which included a presentation from Professor Tony Ingraffea from Cornell University on Well Integrity. See Link : Coal Seam Gas Forum Website

Namoi Water Study : The Namoi Water study is now complete please see below links to the reports. The Namoi Community Network is still seeking release of the Geoscience Australia peer review of the final report that currently sits with the Resource Minister Anthony Roberts.

Reports Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV   Final Scenario 7 has still not been released despite report being finalised in July 2012

Mining and CSG Exploration Notices

Independent Expert Scientific Committee (Federal Committee) Reports,  


Coal Seam Gas by the Numbers ABC