National Policy Statement for Water Resources

The CLA broadly supports the consultation proposal to create a National Policy Statement for Water Resources as a means of increasing the rate of water infrastructure developments as well as the proposed principles which will guide the writing of the National Policy Statement.  The CLA argues however, that a push for water resilience must target more than just public water supply resilience and must take into account both agricultural and environmental resilience in relation to water resources.  All water users are interdependent and greater resilience is needed in the sector - but this should be done in a way which recognises the holistic nature in which water resources are used by stakeholders and addresses the need to facilitate greater water resilience in the agriculture sector.

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