Tamworth Regional Council is set to re-launch an initiative aimed at encouraging local gardeners to replace thirsty plants with a more waterwise garden.
The "Let's Thrive" initiative was first launched in 2017, but didn't achieve the results Tamworth council had hoped for, due to the record drought.
Water Sustainability Officer Louise Cadell will ask councillors at their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday to relaunch the campaign during much happier times.
"'Let's Thrive' is an initiative that focusses on smart planning to create waterwise gardens, no matter the space or budget," Ms Cadell's report to council reads.
"The next step in the re-launch is to work with local businesses. Council has reached out to a number of local businesses to participate in promoting the initiative, with display sections, promotional material and giveaways."
Council has already made efforts to encourage use of its water saving rebate scheme, among other waterwise tips.
Tamworth council is also developing educational tools for school students as part of the broader 'Let's Thrive' campaign.
"This project is in the early planning phase, and will include three Council directorates pooling resources and skills to create a waterwise garden as an education and engagement tool for students," according to the council report.
Council will also redouble efforts to urge residents to improve the efficiency of evaporative air conditioning systems, by providing them with information on how to run them most efficiently during summer.
Evaporative systems use as much as four million litres of water a day in Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal alone.
The campaign will kick off in September and continue throughout Spring and Summer.
Tamworth council will also consider whether to sign off on the Draft Urban Street Tree Management Plan, a strategy to manage the planting of new trees throughout the urbanised parts of the local government area in an effort to cool and green the region.
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