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Developing the Rural Water Use Strategy


Input wa​s sought from key stakeholders and the general public to ensure that the content is meaningful and relevant to the rural communities, industries and water resource systems it aims to support. ​
  • 2019: Targeted stakeholder consultation
  • April 2020: Consultation on Position Paper
  • October 2020: Consultation on Draft Rural Water Use Strategy
  • March 2021: Final Rural Water Use Strategy released​

Draft Rura​l W​​a​te​​r Use Strategy

The Draft Rural Water Use Strategy was open for public comment from 30 October to 16 December 2020. Twenty-two submissions were received.

A Consultation Overview Report is available for download (see below) which summarises all consultation undertaken, along with discussion of the key themes arising from the consultation.

  Draft Rural Water Use Strategy   (4Mb)

  Rural Water Use Strategy - Consultation overview report   (743Kb)

  Draft Rural Water Use Strategy - submissions received   (2Mb)

Positi​on Paper

The Rural Water Use Strategy Position Paper was open for public comment from 24 April to 26 June 2020.  Forty-nine submissions were received covering a range of topics that individuals and organisations feel are important for the sustainable management of Tasmania’s water resources and making the most of the opportunities to use our water for productive outcomes.

  Rural Water Use Strategy Position Paper   (1Mb)​​​​

  RWUS Position Paper - Submission Overview Report   (138Kb)

  RWUS Position Paper - Submissions Received   (2Mb)