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National Water Reform

Stakeholder Working Group

In accordance with section 89 of the Water Act 2007, the Commission has established a stakeholder working group. The stakeholder working group is an important avenue for consultation. It provides a forum to exchange information and views on issues relevant to this inquiry. The working group consists of the following stakeholders:

  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices
  • Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association
  • Australian Water Association
  • Australian Water Brokers Association
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • National Farmers' Federation
  • National Irrigators' Council
  • Phil Duncan, Traditional Owner, Gomeroi Nations
  • Water Services Association of Australia.

During the course of the inquiry, the Commission held three stakeholder working group meetings -  23 February 2017, 23 May 2017 and 11 October 2017.