Stakeholder engagement

Water is one of our most valuable natural assets. We have a responsibility to the people of NSW to ensure we manage water equitably and transparently now and into the future. Our stakeholders are those groups and individuals who could be affected by our activities.

The department recognises that the most effective way to successfully manage water is by working together with our stakeholders and the greater community. Our Stakeholder and Community Engagement Policy (PDF 163.8 KB) describes how we will complete this engagement.

We will regularly meet with our stakeholders on key projects and provide opportunities for stakeholders and the broader public to provide input on policies, plans, and other relevant documents.

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Have your say—public exhibition

Please note: Due to COVID-19 all engagement meetings are being held online unless specified.
Key dates and timeDescription

Key upcoming dates and events

Key datesDescription
11 February 2021Webinar: Floodplain harvesting in the context of Water Management Act priorities
TBC February 2021Webinar: Proposed rules for floodplain harvesting licences in the Gwydir valley water sharing plans (registration information coming soon)

Outcomes from consultation

Further details on our recent stakeholder engagement activities and recorded webinars are also available.

Media releases

Visit our news section for the latest news and media releases.

Contact us

We are committed to continuously improving the way we engage.

If you have feedback on the services provided by the department or questions about upcoming events, contact us or email us at