Gwydir Region

The Gwydir catchment is in north-western NSW, bounded by the Border Rivers catchment to the north and the Namoi catchment to the south. Town water supplies for Moree, the largest town in the Gwydir catchment are sourced from groundwater.

The major water security risks in the Gwydir region are long periods of reduced water availability for industries and supply security for the internationally important Gwydir Wetland.

The regional water strategy will consider urban water needs, the reliability of water supply for agricultural industries and protection of the region’s environmental assets, including the Gwydir Wetlands.