A strategy management committee comprising representatives from state government agencies, local governments and key stakeholders has been established to develop the strategy, with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) as the lead agency.
The overall role of the strategy management committee is to provide overarching project and policy direction to the department in developing the strategy.
Membership of the committee has been drawn from the following organisations:
- North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils
- Townsville City Council
- Charters Towers Regional Council
- Burdekin Shire Council
- Whitsunday Regional Council
- Queensland Farmers Federation
- Lower Burdekin Water (North and South Burdekin Water Boards)
- BRIA Irrigators Committee/CANEGROWERS
- NQ Dry Tropics Land and Water Solutions
- Townsville Enterprise
- Queensland Resources Council.
Technical working groups provide support to the various technical studies underpinning the development of the strategy. Members come from key partner/stakeholder organisations, and have the technical expertise and local knowledge necessary for providing and reviewing information on water supply and demand and related topics relevant to the strategy.
A stakeholder reference panel comprising representatives from organisations in the broader community disseminates information about the strategy to a wider range of community stakeholders, and provides input to the strategy. The panel interacts directly with the department through the project manager to ensure effective communication about the strategy.
Diagram of the project's structure
Last updated 19 April 2011