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 Description
25 September – 13 November Regional Water Strategies on public exhibition:
20 October – 30 November Regional Water Strategy on public exhibition:
20 October – 30 November Public exhibition on water sharing plan rules for floodplain harvesting licences in Border Rivers

Key upcoming dates/events

Please note: Due to COVID-19 some engagement meetings will be held online.
Key dates Description Location
28 – 29 October Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy – Information sessions Dubbo

10 – 11 NovemberBorder Rivers Regional Water Strategy – Information sessions

Events are being held in conjunction with the Healthy floodplains project – development of floodplain harvesting licence rules


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 Changes to events or public exhibitions can take place and some of the details in the table may be out of date.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

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