The NSW Government is preparing regional water strategies that they say "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." The draft South Coast Regional Water Strategy is on public exhibition until Sunday 13 December 2020.
You can have your say online on the draft strategy by providing written feedback to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment by midnight Sunday, 13 December 2020, or Register for a Public information webinar session to find out more.
A long-term Regional Water Strategy is being developed to guide how the NSW Government can best manage the challenges that are facing the South Coast region. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is identifying actions that can address these challenges to support a liveable and prosperous South Coast region, working with local water utilities and councils to ensure local knowledge informs the draft South Coast Regional Water Strategy. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment are seeking your feedback on the options presented in the draft strategy and whether you have any further information that could help them to assess the benefits and disadvantages of any of the options. If you would like to attend a public information session or book a one-on-one phone call with a regional water strategies team member to discuss the draft strategy in more detail register HERE.
Both online and face-to-face sessions are available.
Public information session 1 is a live webinar and will provide an overview of the regional water strategies program, region specific opportunities, challenges and options, and a question and answer session.
Public information sessions 2 and 3 are face-to-face events with COVID-19 safe practices in place. Both sessions will provide an overview of the climate data modelling approach, long list of draft options, the submission process and a question and answer session. MORE INFORMATION HERE