Coastal Harvestable Rights Review

The NSW Government is committed to ongoing engagement with communities and businesses about improving access to water.

The Coastal Harvestable Rights Review discussion paper is part of that conversation. Your input is a valuable source of information and will help ensure decisions about improving access to water are well informed.

The discussion paper and appendices have been published early to allow those who are interested to review them prior to consultation commencing.

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or

Public consultation

The public consultation and submission period of the Coastal Harvestable Rights Review will commence in early 2021. Details about the consultation process, including specific dates will be provided before consultation commences.


Options for making submissions will be advised when consultation opens in early 2021.

To request a hard copy of the discussion paper, supporting materials or if you have any questions please email or write to:

Coastal Harvestable Rights Review
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment–Water
PO Box 1488
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

For more information please email to

At the conclusion of the submission period the submissions and other feedback will be reviewed and recommendations will be made to the Minister for Water, Property and Housing on whether existing harvestable rights limits in coastal draining catchments should be increased, and if further studies are required.