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 include any community, group or individual who could be interested or 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 continue to regularly create opportunities to hear from and meet with our stakeholders to build shared understanding, hear insights on water matters, and 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.

Consultations and information events

Key datesDescription Have your say
4 May - 1 June 2022
Draft Regional Water Strategy - South Coast

Public Exhibition

Have your say - South Coast

Register for a webinar

Thursday 01 May 12:30 pm – 2:30pm

Attend a public information session

No registration required

Tuesday, 17 May 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sapphire Coast Turf Club
1695 Sapphire Coast Drive
Wallagoot NSW 2550
Wednesday, 18 May 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Moruya Gold Club
Evans Street
Moryua NSW 2573
9 May - 19 June 2022
Towamba Water Sharing Plan

Public Exhibition

Have your say

Register for a webinar:

Thursday, 19th May 2022 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Public meeting - registration required:

Thursday, 26 May 2022 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am
Towamba Hall
28 Towamba Street
Towamba NSW 2550

23 May - 19 June 2022
Draft Regional Water Strategy - North Coast

Public Exhibition

Have your say

Register for a webinar:

Thursday, 2 June 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Attend a public information session:
No registration required

Details on the website

Meetings at:

Wednesday, 8 June

Thursday, 9 June

Port Macquarie
Wednesday, 15 June

Coffs Harbour
Thursday, 16 June

Please note: Due to COVID-19 some engagement meetings will be held online.

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 Changes to events or public exhibitions can take place and some of the details in the table may be out of date.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