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What we heard

North Coast Regional Water Strategy

Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water quality, river health and ecosystems, climate change, Aboriginal people’s water rights, interests and access to water, managing increasing demand from different users, water conservation, reuse and recycling new and existing infrastructure and data collections for compliance and enforcement.

Draft strategy and background information

The draft North Coast Regional Water Strategy, which considers water supply, reliability and security for over 300,000 people, was on public exhibition from 3 March – 16 May 2021.

The draft North Coast Regional Water Strategy was a set of 3 documents.

  1. Regional Water Strategies Guide (PDF, 3559.18 KB)
  2. Draft North Coast Region Water Strategy (PDF, 10025.21 KB)
  3. Draft North Coast-long list of options (PDF, 3701.9 KB)

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

What we heard

Over 100 stakeholders participated in the engagement program and 52 formal submissions were received. Key themes that emerged during this consultation include water quality, river health and ecosystems, climate change, Aboriginal people’s water rights, interests and access to water, managing increasing demand from different users, water conservation, reuse and recycling new and existing infrastructure and data collections for compliance and enforcement.

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
North Coast 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 North Coast Regional Water Strategy.

Download PDF (4.9 MB)

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

Download PDF (242.2 KB)

Want to find out more?

For more information about the draft strategy and public consultation visit the Draft North Coast Regional Water Strategy.