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.

We recognise that the most effective way to successfully manage water is by collaborating with our stakeholders and the greater community. Our Community Engagement Policy 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.

An overview of our upcoming meetings, exhibitions, and other public engagement activities is provided below.

Have your say—public exhibition

Key dates


13 July - 9 August Public exhibition of Independent Panel's draft report on management of the 2020 northern Murray-Darling Basin first flush event

Key upcoming dates/events

Please note:  Due to COVID-19 all engagement meetings are being held online.

Key dates



19 August Floodplain Harvesting Implementation

The NSW Government is changing the way water harvested from floodplains is managed and measured in the northern Murray-Darling Basin to make it accurate and reliable for the first time.

To learn more about the policy, you are invited to attend an online information session about its benefits, how it will be implemented and to hear from an expert panel.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Register for the webinar

Note: The department seeks to update this table regularly. Changes to events or public exhibitions can take place and some of the details in the table may be out of date.


Media releases

Visit the Water - News section for the latest news and media releases.

Past engagement

Contact us

We are committed to continuously improving the way we work.

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