7 Jun 2022

ABWUA Annual General Meeting

ABWUA Annual General Meeting

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Artesian Bore Water Users Association of NSW Inc.

AGM 2022

10 am

When: Monday 20th June 2022.

Where: The Boardroom, Coonamble Bowling Club

Aberford St Coonamble

Please RSVP for catering by return email by Tuesday 14th June.


Some trusts believe that once they have capped and piped their bores, that ABWUA is no longer relevant to them. This cannot be further from the truth. There is strength in unity and the more members that ABWUA has and the greater area of the GAB we cover, the greater representative power we have in both Sydney and Canberra. This representation will be beneficial to your Trust in the future. It is vital, for the future and for the investment that you have already made, that capping and piping and the health and sustainability of the whole Basin is achieved.

ABWUA continues to advocate for the GAB and ensure that our elected politicians, both State and Federal, understand

·         the importance of the GAB now and in the future,

·         the economic value to NSW and Australia of a permanently sustainable GAB, 

·         that Artesian water sales are not sustainable,

·         that the health of the GAB must be sustained forever and

·         that it is vital that cap and pipe funding continues and is available to all.


Some trusts, especially those that had a new bore drilled when they capped and piped have undertaken to change their Trust structure.  Trusts can not own any assets, thereby meaning, in some cases, that the new bore is on land owned by a private landholder.  Legal advice received has advised the Trust should purchase the land into an Incorporated body, started especially for this purpose.  This ensures the bore is owned by the legal members of the trust in perpetuity and that changes in membership or land ownership do not put the provision of water to the remaining members at risk. The Department is also looking at ways to streamline and standardise this process.

We hope you can join us.

Thank you,

Sonya Marshall



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