Floodplain Harvesting Licensing project is progressing in the Gwydir and Border Rivers.
Native Vegetation Self assessment codes of practice, NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.
520 submissions were received on the exhibited self-assessment codes.
Another 50 submissions were received after the closing date. These have
now also been included as it was decided they would add value to the analysis
process making the overall tally of submissions at approximately 570. These
have now been coded and tabulated.
were received from individuals, environmental groups, farming groups and
Associations, both Local and NSW Government sectors. There was also 26 field
trials conducted across NSW by Local Land Services (LLS) which road tested each
of the draft codes. Landholder feedback from these field trials are being
treated as submissions.
Now: OEH is
currently undertaking the initial submission analysis and preparing a summary
report. It is envisaged this will be completed by end of July and will be
published with all submissions (not marked confidential) on OEH website.
Future: The code
project teams will consider the analysis report and submissions and make
changes to draft self-assessment codes, as required. Recommendations from each
code project team will then be made to the Minister for his consideration.
updates will be provided on the OEH website as the analysis process progresses.
NSW Sustaining the Basin: Irrigated Farm Modernisation (STBIFM)
As you are
aware, NSW DPI has made changes to the Irrigated Farm Water Use Assessment
(IFWUEA) component for Round 3.
an IFWUEA of on-farm irrigation water losses is now a prerequisite of applying
for infrastructure modernisation funding.
incentive available through STBIFM covers 80% of the costs to a maximum of
$2000 per farming business for preparing the IFWUEA.
of the IFWUEA in Round 3 is to identify where on-farm irrigation water losses
occur and provide a quantification of those losses.
from the IFWUEA will assist irrigators to develop a funding proposal for
infrastructure modernisation which addresses the on-farm irrigation water
losses of their enterprise.
will become a component of any subsequent infrastructure funding application
that an irrigator chooses to submit and will be used during the assessment of
the application to ensure proposals address water losses identified in the
enquiries to: IFM.firstname.lastname@example.org
irrigators and consultants made the most of the opportunity to discuss their
IFWUEA development with DPI at the recent workshops held across the project
IFWUEA Coordinator said there was a lot of very valuable discussion around the
changes to IFWUEAs for Round 3 and what was now required.
“It was good
to be able to discuss any queries and bed down the expectations of what an
IFWUEA will cover for Round 3 given the changes from previous rounds.”
seemed quite happy with the changes.”
responded positively, indicating they think this is a valid way to support the
planning of good infrastructure projects,” Mr Hoogers said.
be submitted and verified by DPI prior to submitting an infrastructure
application in Round 3.
to be completed and submitted by Friday 29
encourages all eligible irrigators and consultants to review the information presented
at the IFWUEA workshops.
regional DPI contact to discuss any issues
further or email IFM.email@example.com