Stakeholder engagement

Public charter

The Department of Industry leads the state government's contribution to making NSW a prosperous state — a place where people want to live and have good jobs, and a place where businesses choose to invest and grow. The department:

  • invests in skills and education
  • promotes and encourages innovation, research and development
  • supports employers to grow jobs, and
  • manages the sustainable use of and access to our natural resources.

We recognise that the best way to achieve these goals is to work in collaboration with a range of different groups and individuals — our stakeholders and the community.

Our Stakeholder and Community Engagement Policy is our commitment to you on how we will do that.

Scope

Our stakeholders are the individuals and groups that could affect or be affected by our activities. This charter sets out the key principles that guide how we engage with our stakeholders and the broader community. These principles are intended to ensure we maximise the value of those engagements for all parties.

Engagement principles — our commitment to you

We commit to engaging with stakeholders and the community in a way that is:

  • Purposeful — undertaken with a clear understanding of what we want to achieve, and delivering on NSW Government priorities and the department’s corporate goals
  • Inclusive — identifying and enabling the participation of all relevant stakeholders
  • Timely — providing sufficient time for meaningful consultation, outlining timeframes up front and conducting engagement activities in an efficient manner
  • Transparent — explaining the engagement process, providing information to enable meaningful participation and setting clear expectations around how participants’ input will inform outcomes
  • Respectful — acknowledging the needs, experience, perspective and expertise of participants.

Implementation

The department implements the commitments outlined in the charter through enacting the industry standard approach to structuring engagement developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) — Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate, Empower.

Responsibility

All our staff share responsibility for implementation of the charter. We are committed to enabling effective engagement that reflects the principles in the charter.

Feedback

We are committed to continuously improving the way we work. If you have feedback on the services provided by the department, contact us.

Activities January–March 2018

Group/activityJANFEBMAR
Water Stakeholder Advisory Panels   
Lachlan - 27 February    
Macquarie - 13 March   

Murray-Lower Darling - 27 March   

Murrumbidgee - 27 March   

Groundwater - 14 March   

Peak Bodies   
NSW Irrigators Council - 6 March   

NSW Farmers Federation - 8 March   

Dairy Farmers / Dairy Australia - 10 March   

Murray Darling Basin Authority - 15 March   

Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations - 27 March   

Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations - 27 March   

Other   
Edward Wakool Reference Group - 22 - 23 February  

 
Water Renewal Taskforce   
Meter - Many Hydraulics Laboratory - meter meeting - 20 February  

 
NSW Parliament House Water Reform launch - 13 March   

NSW Irrigators Council - 14 March   

Dubbo - Irrigators, Farmers, Council, Aboriginal, Environmental Groups, Water Users consultation - 16 March   

Dubbo -Joint NBAN & MILDRIN meeting - 16 March   

Dubbo - public consultation - 16 March   

Meter - MACE - meter meeting - 19 March   

Meter - Krohne - meter meeting - 20 March   

Broken Hill - public consultation - 20 March   

Bourke - Irrigators, Farmers, Council, Aboriginal, Environmental Groups, Water Users consultation - 22 March   

Bourke - public consultation - 22 March   

Bourke - farm meter visit - 22 March   

Moree - Irrigators, Farmers, Council, Aboriginal, Environmental Groups, Water Users consultation - 27 March   

Moree - public consultation - 27 March   

Gunnedah - public consultation - 28 March   

Coffs Harbour - public consultation - 28 March   

Natural Resources Access Regulator   
Wentworth Group of Scientists - 25 January

  
Environmental Defenders Office - 25 January

  
NSW Irrigators Council - 5 February, 14 March  

IPART - 5 February  

 
ICAC - 6 February  

 
MDBA - 6 February  

 
NSW Ombudsman - 6 February  

 
EPA - 6 February  

 
Total Environment Centre - 6 February  

 
Cotton Australia - 27 February  

 
Murray Darling Association - 27 February  

 
Australian Floodplain Association - 27 February  

 
Natural Resources Commission - 27 February  

 
Murray Darling Association - 27 February  

 
Australian Floodplain Association - 27 February  

 
Natural Resources Commission - 27 February