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 – in an integrated package that is based on the best evidence and that balances the needs of different water users 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 welcome your thoughts and ideas on the regional water strategies.
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.
Work is underway on all strategies with public exhibitions planned in 2022.
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.