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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.

Two webinars are being held in June 2024. This will provide an overview of the regional water strategies program and challenges, opportunities and shortlisted actions for both the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee regions. The webinars will include a question and answer session.

We are also coming to your region. If you would like to attend a face-to-face information session to discuss the draft strategies in more detail, please register for one of the events below.

Webinars

Online

When: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

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Online

When: Friday 14 June
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

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Face-to-face information session

Wagga Wagga

When: Tuesday 4 June
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Where: Mercure Wagga Wagga, 1 Morgan St, Wagga Wagga

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Griffith

When: Wednesday 5 June
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Griffith Leagues Club, 2 Bridge Rd, Griffith

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Deniliquin

When: Thursday 6 June
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Where: Deniliquin RSL, 72 End St, Deniliquin

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Albury

When: Friday 7 June
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Library Museum, 540 Kiewa St, Albury

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Queanbeyan

When: Monday 17 June
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Breakfree Queanbeyan, 11 Antil St, Queanbeyan

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Wentworth

When: Tuesday 18 June
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Wentworth Grande, 61-79 Darling St, Wentworth

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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 11.59pm on Sunday 14 July 2024.

Note

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