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Plans and programs

Metropolitan water plans in New South Wales

A suite of long-term strategies the NSW Government is developing to maintain the resilience of the state’s water resources.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour

NSW Water Strategy

A 20-year state-wide strategy to improve the security of our water resources.

Sun setting over hanging rock at Shoalhaven River, NSW.

Water sharing plans

Water sharing plans are a statutory obligation under the Water Management Act 2000.

Water resources plans

Water resource plans must be prepared and submitted for assessment to meet our commitment to the Commonwealth's Basin Plan.

The Junction where the Murray and the Darling Rivers meet in Wentworth, NSW.

Healthy floodplains project

Reforming floodplain management to ensure a fair share for all water users and the environment.

NSW Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism projects

Achieving similar or even better environmental outcomes for rivers, wetlands and wildlife using less water.

Water recovery programs

Water recovery projects can provide additional water for productive and environmental purposes.

Barwon River at Brewarrina, NSW.

Water & sewerage infrastructure programs

We manage and implement co-funding programs to assist in the delivery of water and sewerage infrastructure in regional NSW.

Regional water strategies in New South Wales

Long term strategies that will inform future planning and management of the state's water resources.

Sandy beach by Macquarie River, Dubbo. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

Town Water Risk Reduction Program

A two year program working together with the sector to identify long-term solutions to the key barriers facing Local Water Utilities.