Long-term water plans

Long-term water plans guide the management of water for the environment over the longer term.

Long-term water plans for 9 river catchments in NSW have been finalised. After an extensive consultation process, the completed plans are now available online.

The plans draw together local, traditional and scientific knowledge to guide the management of water for the environment over the longer term.

The plans aim to improve the way water is managed to maximise river and wetland health outcomes from all available water within and between catchments. They set objectives, targets and watering requirements for key plants, waterbirds, fish and system functions over 5-, 10- and 20-year timeframes.

The plans inform the work we do to deliver water for the environment.

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment Energy and Science will test and revise the documents over time as part of a process of continual refinement and improvement.

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