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Plans and strategies

Metropolitan water plans in NSW

Our two metropolitan water plans provide Sydney and the Lower Hunter with more sustainable and resilient water supplies.

Bridge over the Never Never River in Bellingen. Image courtesy of Mel Bradbury.

Our plans

The Greater Sydney Water Strategy and Lower Hunter Water Security Plan sets out the priorities for these two regions for the next 20 to 40 years. This strategic planning is to ensure the regions have sustainable and resilient water for now and into the future.

Greater Sydney Water Strategy

The NSW Government has developed the Greater Sydney Water Strategy, which charts a direction for delivering sustainable and resilient water

View of Sydney from a helicopter.

Lower Hunter Water Security Plan

A whole of government approach for the Lower Hunter for now and future generations

Grahamstown Dam in the Hunter region.

Independent Metropolitan Water Advisory Panel

Provides advice on best practice water planning and implementation for the Greater Sydney Water Strategy and the Lower Hunter Water Security

Waterfront at Raymond Terrace.