PEOPLE have a chance to shape the Peel water sharing plan with the government calling for submission to a current review.
The draft water resource plan for the Namoi and Peel catchment has gone on exhibition with community feedback now wanted.
There will be a round of community consultation session in Gunnedah, Tamworth and Wee Waa in a few weeks time.
Water resource plans are an integral part of the Commonwealth's Murray Darling Basin Plan.
"Each plan sets out the rules for how water is shared at a local or catchment level, including limits on how much water can be taken from the systems and how much water will be made available to the environment," the department of planning's chief executive officer of water Jim Bentley said.
"I strongly encourage community feedback on the draft plans and proposed changes to the water sharing plan arrangements for the Namoi and Peel surface water areas."
Tamworth councillors voted on a submission to the review at a meeting a few weeks ago.
"There are, what we believe, are some flaws in the policy settings that could be adjusted to provide more secure water for Tamworth," mayor Col Murray said at the time.
"We also believe the overall plan for the river could be tweaked to provide a better outcome for all concerned."
There will be consultation sessions at the following times:
- Tuesday, October 22 at 11am - Wee Wee bowling club.
- Wednesday, October 23 at 9am-11am - Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club
- Wednesday, October 23 at 1.30pm - Best Western Sanctuary Inn Tamworth.