The water strategy regions are:
- Greater Hunter
- Far North Coast
- Border Rivers
- North Coast
- South Coast
Regional water strategies bring together the most up-to-date information and evidence with all the tools we have – policy, planning, behavioural, regulatory, technology and infrastructure solutions. Each strategy is an evidence based integrated package that balances diverse water aspirations and delivers the right amount of water, at the right time, to people and businesses across NSW.
A key objective of the regional water strategies is to recognise and protect Aboriginal water rights, access to water, and heritage assets. We are partnering with Aboriginal communities to prepare these strategies. Our consultations with Aboriginal communities have identified a need for a state-wide Aboriginal water strategy, which will be the first of its kind for the state.
Sustainable and integrated water resource management per region for the benefit of present and future generations.
Regional Water Strategies previously on public exhibition and what we’ve heard so far.
Your feedback, alongside other engagement, continued research and further analysis, will help us make sure our strategies improve the security, reliability, quality and resilience of the state’s water resources.
Regional water strategies will set out a long-term ‘roadmap’ of actions to deliver five objectives.
We are working to improve the resilience of our water resources for communities, the environment and industry.
We are using the best available evidence including new climate data and updated modelling.
We have developed a decision-making process to help identify options that meet our objectives.
We are working with local councils, water service providers, Aboriginal people and other stakeholders.
We are working with an Aboriginal advisory group to co-develop an approach for engaging Aboriginal communities.