Strategy determines the future of NSW’s water supply
A 20-year blueprint outlining the long-term management of the state’s water supply has been launched by the NSW Government.
As NSW faces environmental challenges such as climate change, the NSW Water Strategy will deliver resilient and sustainable water resources to communities in the future.
The strategy will coincide with a water project map where people can access information about the state’s water infrastructure projects.
Water, Property and Housing Minister Melinda Pavey said the strategy will guide water planning and policy, as well as determine future investments in water infrastructure.
“This strategy, underpinned by cutting-edge climate modelling, will help our state work towards becoming a world leader in water innovation and efficiency,” Mrs Pavey said.
“In the next 12 months we’ll refocus our efforts on water conservation and leakage reduction in our cities, towns and regional centres, and deliver a state-wide water efficiency framework.”
The strategy also sets the overarching vision for 12 regional and two metropolitan water strategies currently in development and will be adapted to the individual needs of each region across NSW.