Regional Drought Resilience Plan – Have Your Say

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Liverpool Plains Shire Council is partnering with neighbouring Gunnedah Shire Council to plan for a more resilient future. Together we are developing a Regional Drought Resilience Plan to help our communities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from drought.   

We need to hear your ideas! Your thoughts and feedback will help inform our planning and future investment in the community. In fact, it will hold the key to developing a Plan which will identify effective and practical ways to boost economic, environmental and social resilience in times of drought.

We want to work closely with a broad cross-section of our community to get every perspective - across industry, business, government, the arts, education, agriculture, community groups, and NGOs.  

Tell us, what local investments should we make now to help support our region during drought? Are there lessons learned from past droughts? When the last drought hit, where did you source information, support and advice? And was it helpful?  

How to have your say

There are several ways to get involved in the consultation process.
  • Attend a community meeting:

 

  • Gunnedah, Smithurst Theatre:
    • 9th April 2024, 12pm-2pm – for community members, NGO and general public representatives

To register, visit: Have Your Say - Regional Drought Resilience Plan Tickets, Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

 

  • 18th April 2024, 6pm-8pm – for business and industry representatives

To register, visit: Have Your Say - Regional Drought Resilience Plan Tickets, Thu, Apr 18, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

 

  • Quirindi, Community Hub
    • 9th April 2024, 6pm-8pm – for business and industry representatives

To register, visit: Have Your Say - Regional Drought Resilience Plan Tickets, Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

  • 15th April 2024, 9:30am-11:30am – for community members, NGO and general public representatives

To register, visit: Have Your Say - Regional Drought Resilience Plan Tickets, Mon, Apr 15, 2024 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

 

 

  • Visit a community pop-up 

 

Location

Date

Time

Gunnedah Show

Friday, 12th April 2024

11am-1pm

Carroll

Monday 29th April 2024

10am-12pm

Curlewis

Monday 29th April 2024

1:30pm-3:30pm

Currabubula

Tuesday 30th April 2024

10am-12pm

Werris Creek

Tuesday 30th April 2024

10:30am-12:30pm

Wallabadah

Wednesday 1st May 2024

10:30am-12:30pm

Willow Tree

Wednesday 1st May 2024

11am-1pm

Walhallow

Thursday 2nd May 2024

10:30am-12:30pm

Spring Ridge

Thursday 2nd May 2024

10:30am-12:30pm

Mullaley

Friday 3rd May 2024

10:30am-12:30pm

Tambar Springs

Friday 3rd May 2024

1:30pm-3:30pm

Exact locations TBC.

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and NSW Government under the Future Drought Fund.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program? 

The program provides funding to identified Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Australia to develop drought resilience plans to be implemented by councils and their communities. 

Each Plan is tailored to the specific needs of an LGA and includes achievable and effective actions which will help the local community prepare, respond and recover from drought.  

Why is a Regional Drought Resilience Plan being developed?  

The Plan will help Liverpool Shire Council and Gunnedah Shire Council understand current drought resilience across both shires, and identify actions and opportunities to boost economic, environmental and social resilience in the future.  

It will also leverage existing strategic drought plans for these regions while supporting local innovation and increased community knowledge to support better decision-making during times of drought.  

Who do we want to engage with?  

We want to hear from everyone. Both councils are committed to working with a broad cross-section of the community through a comprehensive consultation process which will inform the development of the Plan. 

At the heart of this project is a deep appreciation that the most effective strategies and solutions for boosting drought resilience will stem from close collaboration with our communities.  

What are we trying to achieve with the Regional Drought Resilience Plan?  

This Plan will be a blueprint on ways to enhance drought resilience across both Shires.

It will include several effective and achievable actions which will make a positive difference when times are tough.                       

How can you contribute? 

It’s so important that we receive your insights and ideas on ways to improve drought resilience.  

Get involved in the consultation process – attend a community meeting in Quirindi and Gunnedah or visit a community pop-up.

Have-Your-Say-LPSC-GSC-Regional-Drought-Resilience-Plan-Flyer.pdf(PDF, 1MB)