NSW Water Strategy and Report on National Water Reform
The NSW Government has launched the first ever NSW Water Strategy. Also being launched is the Productivity Commission report on National Water Initiative (NWI).
The NSW Water Strategy is a 20-year road map that is designed to chart ways towards improving water security, reliability and quality of the state’s water resources over the coming decades. It aims to guide water service delivery and resource management, build on the progress of previous reforms and identify key challenges, opportunities, strategic priorities and actions for the whole of NSW.
Separately, the Australian Government Productivity Commission has published its report into the National Water Initiative (NWI), a set of policy proposals designed to inform water strategy across Australia, including the NSW Water Strategy.
The report found that good progress has been made against the NWI reform agenda highlighting material benefits that have lowered average water use by households, driven more efficient use by industry, provided more water for the environment and helped build resilience. It also outlines areas for improvement and to be strategically addressed in the coming years.
For further information, please email Sanjiv Sathiah, LGNSW Senior Policy Officer – Infrastructure and Finance, or call 0407 471 812.
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