Public consultation and more information

Larger map of selected case study areas

Notice: Information sessions postponed due to severe weather have now been re-scheduled, and the consultation period extended until 16 May 2021.

We have provided some additional fact sheets which we encourage you to read before making a submission.

Fact sheets

Read the discussion paper, appendices and modelling report.

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

Video summaries

Public consultation

Due to recent severe weather events the public consultation and submission period has been extended until Sunday, 16 May 2021.

* Registrations are required for all sessions. COVID-19 protocols and restrictions will be in place for face-to-face consultations as directed by NSW Health guidelines.

LocationDetails Event registration
Bega Thursday, 25 February Complete
Coffs Harbour Wednesday, 3 March Complete
Webinar – Session 1 Monday, 1 March Complete

Watch the recorded webinar
Webinar – Session 2 Thursday, 4 March Complete

Watch the recorded webinar
Coffs Harbour Thursday, 18 March Complete
Webinar – Session 3 Wednesday, 7 April Complete

Watch the recorded webinar
Tocal Friday, 9 April Complete
Lismore (rescheduled) Tuesday, 20 April Complete
Webinar – Session 4 Thursday, 6 May Register


Submissions on the Coastal Harvestable Rights Review can be made by either taking the CHRR Survey or by making a written submission (including any supporting documents) via 'Have your say'. Both options are available online.

CHRR Survey–Have your say

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

Do you know the allowable harvestable right dam capacity for your property?

Access WaterNSW’s Maximum Harvestable Right Dam Capacity Calculator.

For more information please email

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.