Gwydir Regional Water Strategy

The draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy was on public exhibition from 25 September until 13 November 2020 and then re-opened until 13 December 2020.

All submissions are currently being reviewed and feedback on the strategy overall including the long list of options presented is informing the options assessment process and finalisation of strategy documents.

Further community engagement will be undertaken following the review and assessment of all feedback.

A summary of feedback received and a copy of respondent submissions (for those respondents that have provided permission) will be published on this website in the new year.

Thank you to those who have made a submission.

Please email the Regional Water Strategies Team regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you would like further details about the development of this strategy.

Overview

The NSW Government is preparing regional water strategies that will bring together the best and latest climate evidence with a wide range of tools and solutions to plan and manage the water needs of NSW over the next 20 to 40 years.

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the Gwydir region. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Gwydir region.

We have prepared this draft strategy to continue our discussions with you about the future management of water in your community. It has been prepared in consultation with local councils and Aboriginal communities.

Feedback on the draft strategy was sought from 25 September to 13 December 2020. A snapshot (JPG 782.2 KB) of the key statistics for the Gwydir region is also available.

Draft strategy and background information

The draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy is a set of three documents.

  1. Regional Water Strategies Guide (PDF 3.5 MB)
  2. Draft Gwydir Regional Water Strategy (PDF 15.4 MB)
  3. Draft Gwydir–long list of options (PDF 5.0 MB)

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Watch this short video to find out more about the regional water strategies program.

Public information sessions

A live webinar was held on Monday 15 October 2020.

Watch the recorded live webinar that provides an overview of the regional water strategies program, region specific opportunities, challenges and options. This webinar also includes the question and answer session.

Aboriginal communities

A live webinar was held on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Watch the recorded live webinar for the Gwydir, Lachlan and Macquarie-Castlereagh regions that provides an overview of the regional water strategies program along with opportunities and challenges, engagement with Aboriginal people and what we have heard, draft options, and the submission process. This webinar also includes the question and answer session.

A public information session was held in Moree on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Instructions to view the recorded webinar

After clicking on the link, enter your registered email and click join. If you have not previously registered, simply enter your contact details in the ‘register today’ fields and click register–you can then enter your registered email and join.

Next steps

We are working with communities across the state in a five-step approach to prepare and implement the Gwydir Regional Water Strategy.

Next steps