Lachlan Environmental Water Advisory Group

Closing date: 12th June, 2020
Region: Central West & Orana, Riverina Murray
Agency: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Biodiversity & Conservation, invites members of the community to apply for membership positions for the Lachlan Environmental Water Advisory Group (EWAG).

The Lachlan EWAG provides advice to the Department on the use of water for the environment in the Lachlan Valley for its water-dependant ecosystems. An EWAG may include water managers, recreational fishers, landholders, Indigenous groups, independent scientists, and a variety of partner agencies.

Suitable applicants will contribute their local knowledge and relevant experience to guide the beneficial use of water for the environment. EWAG members will actively participate providing information, analysis and recommendations from their vantage point in the local community or representing a stakeholder group, to assist environmental water managers with annual watering priorities, adaptive management and implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Specific skills and knowledge sought includes:

  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Floodplain and wetland management
  • Water management
  • Local knowledge of the Lachlan floodplain and wetlands including ecology
  • Related community interests

Successful applicants will be appointed for a term of up to five years. The EWAG is expected to meet on four occasions annually with additional field trips conducted on occasion. Please note that these are non-salaried positions. Travel and approved committee associated expenses will be reimbursed in line with NSW Government guidelines.

How To Apply

View the full position description and application form online.

Completed application forms accompanied by a curriculum vitae must be returned to the nominated email or address on the form by 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.

The department is committed to the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, Cultural Diversity and Ethical Work Practices and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

If you require access to information via a different process, are speech or hearing impaired or require reasonable adjustment in the application process please contact Natalie Young via email or phone 02 6229 7159.

Enquiries To

Natalie Young on 02 6229 7159 or at

Areas of Interest: Environment, Lands and Water

Published 18th May