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Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy

The NSW Government is preparing regional water strategies that will bring together the best and latest climate evidence with a wide range of tools and solutions to manage the water needs of NSW over the next 20 to 40 years. A second draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy was on a second public exhibition from Wednesday 5 October until Friday 18 November 2022.

Public exhibition closed

The draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy was on a second public exhibition from Wednesday, 5 October until Friday, 18 November 2022.

All submissions are currently being reviewed and feedback on the strategy overall including the short list of actions presented is informing the finalisation of strategy documents.

A summary of feedback received and a copy of respondent submissions (for those respondents that have provided permission) will be published on this website later in the year or early next year.

Thank you to those who have made a submission.

Contact us

Please email the Regional Water Strategies team at regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you would like further details about the development of this strategy.

Draft Consultation paper and background information

The second draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy is a set of two documents.

  1. Consultation Paper (PDF, 22375.37 KB) – Shortlisted actions for the Macquarie-Castlereagh region
  2. Executive Summary (PDF, 8192.82 KB) – Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy

These documents became available for viewing and downloading on 4 October 2022.

Additional information can be found in:

Public information sessions

Public information sessions took place during the public exhibition. You can still watch the recorded webinar with an overview of the regional water strategies program, region-specific challenges and shortlisted actions. The webinar included a question and answer session.

Watch the recorded webinar

Monday, 17 October 2022 – An overview of the regional water strategies program, region-specific challenges and shortlisted actions. The webinar included a question and answer session.

Watch the recorded webinar

Monday, 24 October 2022 – An overview of the regional water strategies program, region-specific challenges and shortlisted actions. The webinar included a question and answer session.

Next steps

Following public consultation, we will develop an implementation plan that will set out when we plan to commence each action and what we plan to achieve by when. The implementation plan will also identify key partners in effectively delivering these actions, including local councils, other government agencies, local community groups and local Aboriginal communities.

Not all actions will be commenced at once, and funding will be a key consideration in planning when and how the actions will be implemented. The regional water strategies will be a key tool in securing funding as future opportunities arise.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information about our information sessions please email regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au.