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Namoi 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 Namoi region.

Progress update

This draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy was on the second round of public exhibition from 22 August until 18 September 2022.

Thank you to stakeholders who made submissions during this consultation period. All submissions have been considered and the strategy is nearing completion. The final strategy is expected to be launched later this year.

Contact us

if you would like further details about the development of this strategy.

Please email the Regional Water Strategies team at: regionalwater.strategies@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Draft Consultation paper and background information

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

  1. Consultation Paper – Shortlisted actions for the Namoi region (PDF, 16564.42 KB)
  2. Executive Summary – Namoi Regional Water Strategy (PDF, 7780.07 KB)

Note: Updated versions of the 'Namoi: Shortlisted Actions – Consultation Paper' were uploaded on 2 September 2022, which corrected information on page 30 of the document and again on 20 September 2022, which corrected information on pages 82, 93, 132 and 149 of the document.

Additional information can be found in:

Public information sessions

Public information sessions took place during the public exhibition as per the table below. You can still watch the recorded webinar with an overview of the regional water strategies program, region-specific challenges and shortlisted actions. The webinar included a question and answer session.

EventDetailsRelated information
Webinar Monday, 12 September 2022
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Watch the recorded webinar
Narrabri Monday, 5 September 2022
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Crossing Theatre (Exhibition Room)
117 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri 2390
Manilla Wednesday, 7 September 2022
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Manilla Memorial Town Hall Complex,
210 Manilla Street, Manilla 2346
Tamworth Thursday, 8 September 2022
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

West Diggers Club,
4 Kable Avenue, Tamworth 2340

Next steps

The submissions we received have informed the development of the final strategy and we are developing 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.