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Projects and programs

Current projects and programs underway for NSW water resources.

Never Never River, Bellingen - Image credit: Mel Bradbury

The department is responsible for delivering a range of water projects and programs.

Aboriginal water programs

Securing a future where water for Aboriginal people is embedded within the water planning and management approach in NSW.

The Murray River at Moama in New South Wales.

The department regulates floodplain harvesting through licensing, measurement and management.

Reed Beds Swamp from bird hide at Mathoura, Millewa forest, Murray Valley

Everything you need to know about water for the environment in NSW – what it is, how it is managed, current projects and data.

Groundwater bore.

We are working with joint private works schemes to deliver clearer, simpler rules and regulations for schemes

The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW. This is an important step in helping to build community confidence in how the state’s water is managed.

Wilcannia Weir

Improving water flowing across connected catchments at important times to improve downstream outcomes.

Prospect Reservoir aerial

We are committed to identifying ways to allow recreation at Prospect Reservoir.

Mount Kosciuszko summit walk with views of lake - Image credit: Georgia McKeonDPE

The department is responsible for facilitating and regulating Snowy Hydro Limited’s operation of the Snowy scheme in line with the Snowy Water Licence.

Yanda campground and Darling River.

A two-year program working together with the sector to identify long-term solutions to the key barriers facing local water utilities.

Water is critical to the health, resilience, liveability and economic sustainability of regional and metropolitan communities.

Wyangala Dam

Leading the development and delivery of key government water infrastructure projects and programs across the state.