The NSW Office of Water produces a range of publications relating to our programs and services which can be found in the relevant sections of this website. These publications are provided in PDF format for online viewing or download.

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Print publications from the NSW Office of Water and predecessor agencies such as the Department of Water and Energy, the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources may also be available for loan from a NSW library. See the NSW State Library catalogue, State Library of New South Wales, or consult the staff of your local municipal library.

Strategic Plan 2013-2015

The NSW Office of Water Strategic Plan sets out our priorities and actions to drive economic growth, create strong communities and provide social, cultural and environmental benefits across NSW through regulation and reform initiatives from 2013 to 2015.

Capability and priority programs 2013-2015

The Capability and priority programs 2013-2015, a companion document to the Office of Water's Strategic Plan, provides customers and stakeholders with a more detailed understanding of the roles, responsibilities and services provided by the NSW Office of Water.


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Annual reports

NSW Office of Water achievements for 2010-2011 are reported in the NSW Trade & Investment Annual Report 2010-11 (PDF 6.2 MB).

NSW Office of Water achievements for 2009-2010 are reported in the Department of Environment, Climatre Change and Water Annual Report.

The financial statements for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation for 2010 comprise the following:

Annual reports for the former Department of Water and Energy are listed below: