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
30 November 2020 – 31 January 2021 Public exhibition of the draft replacement Water Sharing Plan for the Central Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2021
30 November 2020 – 1 February 2021 Have your say on what information about water ownership and water trading is made public in NSW
23 November – 20 December Public exhibition of proposed legislative amendments for floodplain harvesting and rainfall runoff in NSW

Key upcoming dates/events

Please note: Due to COVID-19 some engagement meetings will be held online.
Key dates Description Location
17 December Environmental Water Reform webinar
  • Webinar to update stakeholders on the outcomes of the recent water reforms to better manage water for the environment
Register for the live webinar
20 January 2021 Online information sessions on what information about water ownership and water trading is made public in NSWRegister for the live 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 Changes to events or public exhibitions can take place and some of the details in the table may be out of date.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

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