Public consultation and more information

LocationDetails Event registration
Webinar – Session 1 Monday, 1 March Complete

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

Watch the recorded webinar
Webinar – Session 3 Wednesday, 7 April Complete

Watch the recorded webinar


The department is currently analysing survey responses, written submissions and other feedback recorded throughout the consultation, and will produce a ‘What we heard report'.

The community consultation and submission period ran from February 8 to May 16 2021. The department held face-to-face public meetings in Bega, Tocal, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Lismore, and ran four public webinars.

Submissions and other feedback are now being 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.

To receive project updates or if you have any questions please email

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