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Namoi Regional Water Strategy

The Draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy will go on public exhibition for a six-week period. During this period, additional targeted and general public engagement will take place and written submissions will be accepted regarding the 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 long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Namoi region. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Namoi region.

We have prepared this draft strategy to continue our discussion with you about the future management of water in your community. It has been prepared in consultation with local councils and Aboriginal communities. We want to know about the opportunities and challenges you see and how you think they should be addressed. We are seeking your feedback on the options presented in the draft strategy and whether you have any further information that could help us to assess the benefits and disadvantages of any of the options.

Feedback on the draft strategy was sought from Wednesday, 3 March until Sunday, 16 May 2021.

Namoi snapshot

Download a copy of the Namoi Region Key Statistics Snapshot PDF, 153.02 KB

Draft strategy and background information

The draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy is a set of three documents.

  1. Regional Water Strategies Guide PDF, 3559.18 KB
  2. Draft Namoi Region Water Strategy PDF, 18780.14 KB
  3. Draft Namoi-long list of options PDF, 2786.07 KB

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Public information sessions

A live webinar was held on Wednesday 31 March 2021. Watch the live webinar that provides an overview of the regional water strategies program, region specific opportunities, challenges and options. This webinar also includes the question and answer session (coming soon).

Public information sessions were held at:

  • Wee Waa on Tuesday, 16 March 2021
  • Narrabri on Wednesday, 17 March 2021
  • Gunnedah on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
  • Manilla on Thursday, 22 April 2021
  • Tamworth on Thursday, 22 April 2021.

Instructions to view the recorded webinar

After clicking on the link, enter your registered email and click join. If you have not previously registered, simply enter your contact details in the ‘register today’ fields and click register–you can then enter your registered email and join.

Aboriginal communities

Independently facilitated public information sessions were held at:

  • Walgett on Wednesday, 10 March 2021
    • Note this session was run in conjunction with other Western region water strategy consultations
  • Wee Waa on Tuesday, 16 March 2021
  • Narrabri on Thursday, 18 March 2021
  • Walhallow on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.

Next steps

We are working with communities across the state in a five-step approach to prepare and implement the Namoi Regional Water Strategy.

Next steps

Draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy

The Draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy is one of 13 strategies the Department of Planning and Environment is developing in partnership with water service providers, local councils, Aboriginal peak bodies, communities and other stakeholders across NSW.

Download PDF (18.3 MB)

As outlined in the Draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy, we have developed a long list of options and government commitments that could be included in the final strategy.

Download PDF (2.7 MB)

Regional Water Strategies Guide

Outlining our approach to the sustainable and integrated management of water resources of the State for the benefit of both present and future generations.

Download PDF (3.5 MB)