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The original 100 year Plan was created in 1999 as an all encompassing vision for the lower Macquarie Valley, including the Warren & Narromine Shires. To maintain the relevancy of the M2100 100 year Plan, it is being reviewed every 10 to 15 years. The first revision was conducted in 2012 through community workshops. This review process resulted in the adjusted of the Plan’s values, principles, strategies and aims. The amendments reflect current community concerns and aspirations for Macquarie 2100.

There are a total of eight strategies in the 100 year plan:

  • Economics, industry and tourism
  • Education, information and technology
  • Health and Lifestyles
  • Relationships, Youth Family and Culture
  • Water and the riverine environment
  • Soils, Vegetation & Landuse
  • Energy
  • Waste

Click here to download the 2012 Executive summary of the 100 year plan.

Economics, industry and tourism

Strategy: Work towards a healthy & viable economy through employment, industry & business development


  • Improve the viability of farms & businesses
  • Support the development of value adding industries local
  • M2100 region known globally for the health & quality of its environment, produce & people
  • Increase the diversity of business & industries
  • Improve employment opportunities within the Valley
  • Increase the tourism opportunities within the Valley

Water and the riverine environment

Strategy: Strive to improve the riverine ecosystem, water quality and the ground water resource


  • Support the improved management of the Macquarie floodplain
  • Improve the health & quality of the riverine ecosystem
  • Monitor, measure & manage the quality of ground & river water across the region with the view to retaining its quality & sustainability
  • Improve the efficiency of water use on farms, within businesses, homes & gardens
  • Encourage & support the reduction of salt entering our river system from upstream in the valley

Soils, vegetation, and landuse

Strategy: Preserve & regenerate the quality of soil, biodiversity & vegetation, while encouraging diversity & innovation in land use.


  • Identify, raise awareness about & improve the status, & health of native vegetation communities
  • Support land use practices to improve the quality of the environment
  • Increase the quality & quantity of perennial pastures
  • Increase the diversity of land use
  • Encourage biodiversity above & below the ground
  • Raise awareness, monitor & manage salinity in soil & water


Strategy: Work towards self sufficiency in energy production & consumption


  • Support the increase of energy efficiency in homes business & industry.
  • Support research into the feasibility of viable alternative power sources including, solar, wind power & bio-fuels.
  • Support the development of alternative, renewable power sources.


Strategy: Work towards becoming a 'Waste Neutral' community


  • Identify mechanisms & support initiatives to turn waste into energy or other usable products
  • Encourage the reduction of waste in the home, products coming into the valley, in business, industry & on farm
  • Support & encourage the minimising of waste associated with farming practices
  • Support & encourage the reduction of the 'individual' & 'valley wide' carbon footprint

Health and Lifestyles

Strategy: Improve our quality of life


  • Increase the mental, emotional & physical health of community members, through broad community awareness of good practice in, psychological health, work life balance, fitness, nutrition, clean food, healthy environments & the relationships between them
  • Reduce the unhealthy consumption of drugs, food & alcohol. Improve work safety
  • Minimise the adverse effects from chemical use

Relationships, Youth, Family & Culture

Strategy: Foster pride, security, integrity & trust within the Valley


  • Create opportunities for youth to maximise their potential
  • Foster the value & well-being of families
  • Encourage unity by developing, promoting & preserving our history & culture
  • Increase interaction, respect & awareness between cultural groups including: Traditional owners, immigrants, & descendants of the early settlers; youth & elderly; rural people & towns folk; & city & country people

Education, information and technology

Strategy: Actively improve the availability of & access to quality information, education and training


  • Facilitate the improvement of, access to and competence with, technology and web based services
  • Increase the educational opportunities for people to acquire post school qualifications
  • Increase local knowledge of environmental issues
  • Increase community support for schools