Community consultation is extremely important to NSW Office of Water. Our operations and activities touch rural and urban communities in many ways. The Office of Water welcomes feedback on draft policies and plans under development. The Office of Water also engages the community by holding public and targeted information sessions, attending events and providing training opportunities.

Public exhibitions – have your say

Proposal Submissions close
Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Gwydir Valley Floodplain 24 October 2014
Proposed exemptions for flood work approvals 24 October 2014

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Past exhibitions

The following table lists publicly exhibited proposals since January 2009 where the submission date has now passed.

Past exhibitions Submissions closed on
Proposed new water bore drillers' licensing framework 24 January 2014
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the South Coast Groundwater Sources 8 November 2013
Draft water Sharing Plan for the Clyde River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 28 June 2013
Draft water Sharing Plan for the Deua River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 28 June 2013
Draft water Sharing Plan for the Tuross River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 28 June 2013
Snowy Scientific Committee 1 April 2013
Review of water recycling regulation in NSW 15 February 2013
Review of 2004 Water Sharing Plans 8 February 2013
Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater, 2012 - Consultation Draft 2 November 2012
Proposed arrangements for shepherding environmental water in NSW 2 July 2012
Proposed amendments to the Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Sharing Plan 4 June 2012
Call for Murray-Darling Basin community environmental works and measures proposals 18 May 2012
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Belubula Regulated River Water Source 11 May 2012
Draft NSW Aquifer Interference Policy (part of the NSW Government's Strategic Regional Land Use Policy) 3 May 2012
Proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan 16 April 2012
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Namoi Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 20 January 2012
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 18 December 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 9 December 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 21 October 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Gwydir Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 14 October 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Lachlan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 14 October 2011
Amendments to the Water Sharing Plan for the Kulnura Mangrove Mountain Groundwater Sources 7 October 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source 30 September 2011
Proposed Water Management (General) Regulation 2011 20 July 2011
Proposed variations to the Snowy Water Licence 15 July 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Border Rivers Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 17 June 2011
Draft Marketing Code of Conduct and Draft Transfer Code of Conduct 6 May 2011
Review of Sydney Water and NSW Office of Water Memorandum of Understanding 6 May 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Groundwater Sources Overlaying the NSW Great Artesian Basin 29 April 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Intersecting Streams Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 29 April 2011
Proposed amendments to the Wybong Creek Water Sharing Plan 27 April 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 31 January 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 31 January 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Murray Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 31 January 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 31 January 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray-Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 31 January 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the North-Western Unregulated Water Sources and the North-Western Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 31 January 2011
Invitation to comment on the General Purpose Water Accounting Reports 31 January 2011
Review of the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Paroo River between New South Wales and Queensland 2003 22 October 2010
Invitation to comment on the review of Sydney Water's water management licence 30 July 2010
Invitation to comment on the draft Greater Metropolitan Region surface water and groundwater sharing plans 30 July 2010
Invitation to comment on the review of Delta Electricity's water management licence 9 July 2010
Invitation to comment on the review of the exemption regime under the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 28 June 2010
Invitation to comment on the draft NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy 28 May 2010
Invitation to comment on proposed variations to the Snowy Hydro Water Licence 29 January 2010
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Richmond River Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 29 January 2010
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvial and Fractured Rock Water Sources 18 December 2009
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Bega and Brogo Rivers Area Unregulated, Regulated and Alluvial Water Sources 16 November 2009
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Towamba Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 16 November 2009
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Murrah-Wallaga Catchment Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 16 November 2009
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Tweed River Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 9 October 2009
Amendments to the Coopers Creek Water Sharing Plan 27 August 2009
Socio-economic survey of irrigators 2009 22 July 2009
Local Water Utilities Independent Inquiry Report 20 March 2009
Draft Coffs Harbour Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources Water Sharing Plan – public exhibition 18 February 2009
Draft Central Coast Water Sharing Plan now on public exhibition 28 January 2009
Proposed amendments to the Ourimbah Creek and Jilliby Jilliby Creek water sharing plans – public comment sought 28 January 2009