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Lachlan 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 Lachlan region.

Progress update

This draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy was on the second round of public exhibition from 5 October until 18 November 2022.

Due to the extensive flooding situation impacting communities across the Lachlan region at the time, a decision was made, in consultation with key stakeholders, to re-exhibit the draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy in 2023.

Thank you to stakeholders who made submissions during this consultation period. All submissions have been considered. There will be further opportunities to make submissions.

Contact us

Please email the Regional Water Strategies team at regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you would like further details about the development of this strategy.

Draft Consultation paper and background information

The second draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy is a set of two documents.

  1. Consultation Paper (PDF, 22293.15 KB) – Shortlisted actions for the Lachlan region
  2. Executive Summary (PDF, 8291.84 KB) – Lachlan Regional Water Strategy

Additional information can be found in:

Public information sessions

The webinars were held in October, see detail below. This will provide an overview of the regional water strategies program, region-specific opportunities, challenges and shortlisted actions. The webinars included a question and answer session. All face-to-face information sessions were cancelled due to the extensive and ongoing flooding situation in the region.

Watch the webinar

You can watch the recorded webinar from public information session on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

Watch the webinar

You can watch the recorded webinar from public information session on Wednesday, 12 October 2022.

Next steps

Following public consultation, we will develop an implementation plan that will set out when we plan to commence each action and what we plan to achieve by when. The implementation plan will also identify key partners in effectively delivering these actions, including local councils, other government agencies, local community groups and local Aboriginal communities.

Not all actions will be commenced at once, and funding will be a key consideration in planning when and how the actions will be implemented. The regional water strategies will be a key tool in securing funding as future opportunities arise.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information about our information sessions please email regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au.