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Strategies under development

Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy

A long-term regional water strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best address the water-related challenges to support a liveable and prosperous Murrumbidgee region.

On exhibition

A draft Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy is on public exhibition from Wednesday 22 May until Sunday 14 July 2024. During this period, general public and targeted engagement will take place and written submissions will be accepted.

Supporting documents

There are 4 reports that detail the climate and hydrological modelling as well as the economic assessments for the draft Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy. These results intend to inform public understanding and discussion about the shortlisting of options that are presented in the draft Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy:

Further information on the methods of developing and implementing the department’s paleo-stochastic climate data can be found by visiting: Climate risk data and water modelling

Background information

Previous versions of the draft Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy as well as information about past engagement can be found by visiting the what we heard page.

Public information sessions

Given the inter-connectedness of the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee regions, and the significant overlap in communities and stakeholder groups, engagement for the strategies is occurring in parallel. Both strategies are on public exhibition from 22 May until 14 July 2024.


Watch the recorded webinar

Wednesday 12 June 2024 – An overview of the regional water strategies program, specific challenges and shortlisted actions for both the draft NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategies.

Watch the recorded webinar

Friday 14 June 2024 – An overview of the regional water strategies program, specific challenges and shortlisted actions for both the draft NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategies..

Face-to-face information sessions

Sessions were held in the following towns:

  • Wagga Wagga, Tuesday 4 June
  • Griffith, Wednesday 5 June
  • Deniliquin, Thursday 6 June
  • Albury, Friday 7 June
  • Queanbeyan, Monday 17 June
  • Wentworth, Tuesday 18 June

Contact us

Please email the department at regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions or would like further information about our information sessions.

Have your say

We would like to know your thoughts on the draft strategy. If you would like to make an official online submission, please click on the ‘Have your say’ button below or download the submission form (PDF, 431.87 KB) and email it to regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Have your say

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Sunday 14 July 2024.


The department is consulting on several programs across the Murrumbidgee region, including the Reconnecting River Country Program. These consultation activities do not directly form part of our work to develop the Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy. If you have an interest in all active consultations in the Murrumbidgee region,  please see the Have Your Say page.

Next steps

Following public consultation, we will consider the feedback received during community consultation and finalise the strategy by late 2024. We will also develop an implementation plan that will set out when we plan to commence each action and what we plan to achieve by when.

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Status of the Murrumbidgee Regional Water Strategy