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North Coast Regional Water Strategy

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the draft North Coast Regional Water Strategy.
Aerial view of Mann River Cangai
Aerial view of Mann River Cangai

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What’s this about?

The NSW Government is preparing regional water strategies. These strategies will bring together the best and latest climate evidence with a wide range of tools and solutions to manage the water needs of NSW over the next 20 to 40 years.

A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges facing the North Coast region. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous North Coast region.

DPIE has prepared the draft strategy to continue their discussions with you about the future management of water in your community. It has been prepared in consultation with local councils and Aboriginal communities.

DPIE is seeking feedback on:

  • the opportunities and challenges you see and how you think they should be addressed
  • the options presented in the draft strategy
  • any further information that could help to assess the benefits and disadvantages of any of the options.

Have your say


   There are a number of ways you can provide feedback below. 

Online webinar

A live webinar will provide an overview of the regional water strategies program, regional specific opportunities, challenges and options, and a question and answer session.

Register to attend the webinar

Face-to-face community meetings

These sessions will provide an overview of the South Coast Regional Water Strategy, climate data modelling approach, list of draft options and the submission process. 

Face-to-face community meetings for Aboriginal communities

Public information sessions facilitated by independent Aboriginal facilitators are being held with interested Aboriginal people to provide an overview of the regional water strategies program along with a discussion about opportunities and challenges, engagement with Aboriginal people, the submission process and a question and answer session. COVID-19 safe practices will be in place.

Have your say by midnight Sunday 16 May 2021.

Community meetings

Community meeting

Grafton District Services Club

16 March 2021 to 16 March 2021
10:30am to 2:00pm

Address: 105-107 Mary Street Grafton, NSW 2460

Aboriginal community meeting Grafton

Treelands Drive Community Centre

17 March 2021 to 17 March 2021
9:30am to 1:00pm

Address: 24 Treelands Drive Yamba, NSW 2464

Aboriginal Community meeting Yamba

Nambucca Heads Bowling & Recreation Club

18 March 2021 to 18 March 2021
10:30am to 2:00pm

Address: 18 Nelson Street Nambucca Heads, NSW 2448

Aboriginal Community meeting Nambucca Heads

C.ex Coffs

20 April 2021 to 20 April 2021
2:30pm to 5:00pm

Address: 2-6 Vernon Street Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

Community meeting Coffs Harbour

Grafton District Services Club

21 April 2021 to 21 April 2021
11:30am to 2:00pm

Address: 105-107 Mary Street Grafton, NSW 2460

Community meeting Grafton

Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

22 April 2021 to 22 April 2021
10:30am to 1:00pm

Address: 1 York Lane Kempsey, NSW 2440

Community meeting Kempsey

Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club

28 April 2021 to 28 April 2021
2:00pm to 4:30pm

Address: 137 Dumaresq Street Armidale, NSW 2350

Community meeting Armidale

Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place

29 April 2021 to 29 April 2021
9:30am to 1:00pm

Address: 96-104 Kentucky Street Armidale, NSW 2350

Aboriginal community meeting Armidale

Dunghutti Elders Shed

30 April 2021 to 30 April 2021
9:00am to 12:30pm

Address: 17-23 South Street South Kempsey, NSW 2440

Aboriginal community meeting Kempsey

Online consultation

3 March 2021 to 16 May 2021

Consultation website

Consultation period

From:3 March 2021
To:16 May 2021

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: +61 2 9338 6600
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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