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Consultations and information events

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.

Current engagements


Coastal Floodplain Drainage Project

From: 19 February 2024 9:00 AM
To: 21 April 2024 11:59 PM

Have your say on the proposals in the Coastal Floodplain Drainage Project Options Report. Join one of the webinars on 5 and 8 March to learn more.

Region: All

New national water agreement

From: 28 March 2024 12:00 PM
To: 3 May 2024 11:59 PM

The Australian Government is working with states and territories to develop a new national water agreement to address new water management challenges, building on the 2004 National Water Initiative.

Region: Murrumbidgee

Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain Management Plan - Public exhibition

From: 25 March 2024 9:00 AM
To: 5 May 2024 5:00 PM

The draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain through Stage 1 public consultation will run from 25 March until 5 May 2024. Online appointments will be held on 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 April.

Region: All

Water for bushfire preparedness and firefighting

From: 25 March 2024 9:00 AM
To: 6 May 2024 11:59 PM

Have your say on the proposed changes to the regulatory framework; giving landholders easy and fair access to water for bushfire preparedness and firefighting.

Region: Namoi

Fish passage: Reconnecting the Northern Basin project – Drop-in session

From: 7 May 2024 10:00 AM
To: 7 May 2024 12:00 PM

Community members are invited to come along to an information session being held at Louth to learn more about Phase 1 of the project.

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.

Other engagement information


A monthly webinar that provides updates on current consultation and engagement.

Reference groups and advisory committees

The Department has stakeholder reference groups and advisory committees to engage with specific communities and on specific projects.

Past engagement and newsletters

Find past engagement information, previous newsletters, meetings and presentations.

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