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This Regional Demand Management Plan (RDMP) describes the water supply demand management initiatives to be implemented in the local government areas (LGAs) of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley over the next four years (2019 – 2022). Water demand management in this region is undertaken to support and maintain an effective, flexible and adaptable approach to efficient water use and water supply security. The aim of the RDMP is to implement economically, socially and environmentally sound measures to achieve defined outcomes in water efficiency and conservation, alternative water sources and water loss minimisation over the long term.
The overall goals for demand management in the region are:
To achieve these goals, the RDMP actions will: