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 datesDescription
8 - 27 May A replacement water sharing plan for the Paterson River Water Sharing Source is on public exhibition until 27 May 2019.
May - July TBC Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan Public Exhibition
Late June - August TBCNamoi/Peel Surface Water Resource Plan Public Exhibition
July - August TBCNamoi and Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plans Public Exhibition

Key upcoming dates/events

Key datesDescriptionLocation
7 May - 5 June Safe and Secure Water Program Regional Roadshow
  • Griffith, 7 May 2019
  • Queanbeyan, 8 May 2019
  • Dubbo, 14 May 2019
  • Orange, 15 May 2019
  • Tamworth, 17 May 2019
  • Parramatta, 5 June 2019
Griffith, Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth, and Parramatta
14 MayMurray and Lower Darling stakeholder advisory panel (SAP) meetingDeniliquin
16 MayPaterson Water Sharing Plan information sessionGresford
22 - 31 MayDrought information sessions - latest drought situation and management measures
  • Tamworth, 22 May
  • Goondiwindi, 23 May
  • Moree, 24 May
  • Wentworth/ Dareton, 27 May
  • Pooncarie, 28 May
  • Bourke, 29 May
  • Warren, 30 May
  • Forbes, 31 May
Tamworth, Goondiwindi, Moree, Wentworth/Dareton,
Pooncarie, Bourke, Warren and Forbes
3 - 7 June TBC Drought information sessions - latest drought situation and management measuresFinley, Deniliquin, Hay, Coleambally, Griffith,
Gunnedah and Walgett TBC
6 - 7 June

Technical Stakeholder modelling workshop on Flood plain Harvesting

  • Namoi valley, 6 June
  • Macquarie valley, 7 June
Namoi valley, Macquarie valley, Locations TBC
16 - 31 July

Floodplain Harvesting Stakeholder Consultation

  • Narrabri, 16 July
  • Dubbo, 17 July
  • Sydney, 18 July
  • Deniliquin, 30 July
  • Wentworth, 31 July
Narrabri, Dubbo, Sydney, Deniliquin and Wentworth
July - August 2019 TBC Namoi and Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plans Public Exhibition TBC

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

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Past engagement

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