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The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, heritage, Aboriginal and social housing, and regional New South Wales.
The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW. This is an important step in helping to build community confidence in how the state’s water is managed.
Find information on the water licensing and work approval processes.
Responsible for leading the development and delivery of key government water infrastructure projects and programs across the state.
A 20-year state-wide strategy to improve the security of our water resources.
The NSW Government has developed the Greater Sydney Water Strategy, which charts a direction for delivering sustainable and resilient water
Sustainable and integrated water resource management for the benefit of present and future generations
Water strategy and planning information for western communities.
In a first for NSW, a long-term strategy is being developed to better protect and share the state’s vital groundwater resources.
Water sharing plans are a statutory obligation under the Water Management Act 2000.
Water resource plans must be prepared and submitted for assessment to meet our commitment to the Commonwealth's Basin Plan.
Reforming floodplain management to ensure a fair share for all water users and the environment.
Achieving similar or better outcomes for rivers, wetlands and wildlife using less water as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Water recovery projects can provide additional water for productive and environmental purposes.
We manage and implement co-funding programs to assist in the delivery of water and sewerage infrastructure in regional NSW.
A two year program working together with the sector to identify long-term solutions to the key barriers facing Local Water Utilities.
Water is critical to the health, resilience, liveability and economic sustainability of regional and metropolitan communities.