Lachlan Regional Water Strategy
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 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 Lachlan region. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Lachlan 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.
We want to know about the opportunities and challenges you see and how you think they should be addressed. We are seeking your feedback on the options presented in the draft strategy and whether you have any further information that could help us to assess the benefits and disadvantages of any of the options.
A snapshot (JPG 898.0 KB) of the key statistics for the Lachlan region is also available.
Draft strategy and background information
The draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy is a set of three documents.
- Regional Water Strategies Guide (PDF 5.6 MB)
- Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy (PDF 6.9 MB)
- Draft Lachlan–long list of options (PDF 12.3 MB)
If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or email@example.com.
Watch this short video to find out more about the regional water strategies program.
Public information sessions
Public information sessions have now closed.
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.
Public information sessions with Aboriginal communities have now closed.
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.
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.
Make a submission
If you would like to make an online submission please click on the 'Have your say' button below. A copy of your submission will be sent to your email address.
Submissions will be accepted until midnight Sunday, 13 December 2020.
We are working with communities across the state in a five-step approach to prepare and implement the Lachlan Regional Water Strategy.