The Department of Environment and Resource Management is leading the development of the strategy, with strategic advice from a strategy management committee comprising representatives from:
- North Burnett Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Cherbourg Aboriginal Council
- Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management Inc.
- Tarong Energy
- Queensland Resources Council
- Wide Bay Water
- Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers
- Mary Basin Agriculture
- Upper Burnett / South Burnett Agriculture
- Department of Environment and Resource Management
- Department of Local Government and Planning
- Queensland Water Commission.
Diagram of project structure
Note: TWG = technical working group.
The main role of the committee will be to provide:
- overarching project direction
- policy direction and recommendations on regional and inter-regional issues
- resolution of issues between different local government areas.
Technical working groups are supporting the various technical studies. Group 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 engagement program will:
- form part of an all-encompassing communication and consultation plan
- promote the strategy to community stakeholders.
Existing consultative networks will be used, for example:
- Wide Bay Burnett Regional Planning Advisory Committee
- Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils
- Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management (including traditional owners)
- State government inter-agency networks.
Last updated 19 April 2011