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.

Upcoming engagement

Have your say — public exhibition

Key datesDescription
16 Jul -
13 Sep
Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley
30 Jul -
5 Oct
Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan
27 Aug -
30 Sep
Metering consultation - new metering regulations and policy

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 Changes to events or public exhibitions can take place and some of the details in the table may be out of date.

Key upcoming dates/events

Key datesDescriptionLocation
29 Aug Draft Metering regulations - information session Goondiwindi
30 Aug Draft Metering regulations - information session Moree
30 Aug Snowy River high flow release Snowy R
4 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Gunnedah
3 - 5 Sep Local Government NSW Annual Water Management Conference Armidale
4 - 5 Sep Murray-Lower Darling Environmental Water Advisory Group 
5 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session after WaterNSW Coastal-Hunter Customer Advisory Group meeting Sydney
6 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session after WaterNSW Greater Sydney Customer Advisory Group meeting Sydney
11 Sep Barwon Darling Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting Bourke
11 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Bourke
11 - 12 Sep TBC Snowy Advisory Committee - inaugural meeting 
12 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Dubbo
12 Sep Snowy River high flow release Snowy R
13 Sep Gwydir Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting Telecon
13 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Dubbo
17 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Bega
17 Sep TBC Groundwater Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting Sydney TBC
18 Sep Draft Metering regulations - information session Griffith
19 Sep Lachlan Environmental Watering Group Forbes TBC
20 Sep Macquarie Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting Dubbo
3 Oct Snowy River high flow release Snowy R
11 Oct Border Rivers Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting Goondiwindi
17 Oct Snowy River high flow release Snowy R
17 Oct Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water Competition 
21 - 27 Oct National Water Week 
30 Oct Gwydir Environmental Water Advisory Group 
31 Oct Snowy River high flow release Snowy R

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

Download a list of Past Engagement Activities.

Contact us

We are committed to continuously improving the way we work.

If you have feedback on the services provided by the department or questions about upcoming events, contact us.