NSW Groundwater Strategy
In a first for NSW, a long-term strategy is being developed to better protect and share the state’s vital groundwater resources.
The draft NSW Groundwater Strategy will deliver on a key priority of the NSW Water Strategy by providing an enhanced, state-wide focus on sustainable groundwater management for the next 20 years.
Our groundwater resources are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to changing climate conditions, population growth and increased land use. A long-term direction – harnessing the latest science available – is needed to make sure the way we manage groundwater continues to evolve to tackle the critical challenges it faces now and in the future.
Community feedback is currently being sought on the draft NSW Groundwater Strategy, which is on public exhibition for 6 weeks from Tuesday, 5 July until Sunday, 14 August 2022.