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What we heard

Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy

Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water security, groundwater, climate and modelling, Aboriginal knowledge and cultural heritage, entitlement reliability and risk management, new and existing infrastructure, and environmental and ecosystem health.

The draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy, which considers urban water needs, reliability and security in drought, was on public exhibition from 25 September – 13 December 2021.

Over 90 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 56 formal submissions were received.  Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water security, groundwater, climate and modelling, Aboriginal knowledge and cultural heritage, entitlement reliability and risk management, new and existing infrastructure, and environmental and ecosystem health.

A comprehensive engagement and consultation program accompanied the release of the draft strategy. This included:

  • face-to-face meetings
  • online webinars
  • formal submissions.

Submissions

We are sharing collected community and stakeholder submissions for the region along with cultural and general submissions.

Submissions
Macquarie-Castlereagh Draft Regional Water Strategy What We Heard Report

The report summarises the key issues we heard during the public consultation. It highlights how your feedback has informed the next steps in developing the Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy.

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The summary provides a snapshot of key issues and contains highlights of the report.

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Want to find out more?

For more information about the draft strategy and public consultation visit the Draft Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy.