Our goals

The NSW Government's Water Reform Action Plan will deliver on its responsibility to ensure we have an equitable and transparent approach to the management of our water for current and future generations.

Our water goals and what we are doing

The NSW Government’s four key goals flow from recommendations made in the interim and final Matthews reports into water management and compliance in NSW.

Our water goals in NSW: Introduce best practice for water management, Ensure transparency in how we share, alloated and manage water, Build a compliance and enforcement regime that ensures strong and certain regulation, Build capability to support implementation of water reforms

NSW Water Reform Action Plan Q1 progress report (Jan–Mar 2018)

Our first progress report shows that we have delivered on key goals outlined in the Water Reform Action Plan in the first quarter of 2018, as well as many of the objectives listed for the second quarter of the year.

To ensure best-practice water management in NSW, we have established a new Lands and Water division. Additionally, we have created a new, independent, regulatory body to oversee the compliance and enforcement of NSW water law in the state, the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR).

Download To find out more download the Quarter 1 progress report (January – March 2018).