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Greater Sydney Water Strategy

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking your feedback on the draft Greater Sydney Water Strategy.
Aerial view of Sydney Harbour with the Sydney CBD in the background.
Aerial view of Sydney Harbour with the Sydney CBD in the background.

What’s this about?

The NSW Government is developing the Greater Sydney Water Strategy, which charts a direction for delivering sustainable and resilient water services to Greater Sydney for the next 20 to 40 years.

The strategy will service a growing Greater Sydney, including the Illawarra and Blue Mountains, and safeguard our city even in times of prolonged drought and extreme weather events.

It sets out priorities and actions for the delivery of water, wastewater, recycled water and stormwater services into the future in a way that is integrated with land use planning.

The strategy will: 

  • Support economic growth and community wellbeing by providing confidence in the sustainability of Greater Sydney’s water supply to meet growth and adapt to a changing climate to 2040 and beyond 
  • Support delivery of the Greater Sydney Region Plan—A Metropolis of Three Cities and the Premier’s priorities for greening the city 
  • Identify the strategic pathways for decision making in consultation with customers and the community 
  • Set the pathways to identify highest economic value and most affordable investment portfolios for water infrastructure.  

The Greater Sydney Water Strategy is part of a suite of long-term water strategies including 12 regional and two metropolitan water strategies which set out the approach to maintaining and building the resilience of the state’s water resources, including in response to climate variability and change. 

Have your say

Have your say by Monday 8 November 2021.

There are two ways you can submit your feedback listed below. Please label your submission ‘draft Greater Sydney Water Strategy’. 


28 September 2021 to 8 November 2021

Greater Sydney Water Strategy survey


28 September 2021 to 8 November 2021

Consultation period

From:28 September 2021
To:8 November 2021

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 081 047
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