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Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy - Public Information Webinar Session

When: Monday, October 12, 2020
What Time: 10:00 AM AEDT - 12:00 PM AEDT
Where: Online - join via your computer!

About the Webinar

The NSW Government has released the Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy for public consultation from 25 September to 13 November 2020.

A two hour online public information webinar session is being hosted as part of the consultation process for the draft strategy and you’re invited to attend.

This session will cover:

  • what the Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy is, how it was developed and next steps
  • region specific opportunities and challenges
  • the climate data modelling process we have used and the findings
  • the range of options that we could investigate to secure water in the Lachlan region in the future
  • how you can have your say.

In the last part of this session we will answer questions on what we have presented.

At the end of this session you will be presented with a short survey which we encourage you to complete.

The Lachlan Regional Water Strategy is one of 12 regional water strategies being developed across NSW. These strategies will provide us a roadmap for planning more resilient communities over the next 20 to 40 years.

If you are unable to attend the session, we will be recording it so you can view it at a time suitable to you.

You also have the opportunity to attend information sessions in Lake Cargelligo and Parkes, and to book a one-on-one phone consultation with a team member to discuss the Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy. To book a consultation or to find out further information about the Draft Lachlan Regional Water Strategy, including the venues for the region-based information sessions, visit:
If you have an enquiry please email

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Mark Simons

Mark is the Director of the Coastal and Southern NSW Regional Water Strategies team with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment, leading a team developing strategies for the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Murray, South Coast, North Coast and Far North Coast, while implementing the completed strategy for the Greater Hunter.

Having worked with the Department for over 20 years, Mark has been involved in a wide range of activities across the business, including hydrologic modelling, Water Sharing Plan development, implementation, evaluation and audit, drought management, and Major Project Assessment.

Mark has worked closely with stakeholders to ensure that water management decisions are implementable and based on evidence. He has worked at both an interagency and interstate level to ensure that best available science underpins water management decisions.

Mark holds an Honours level Bachelor of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma of Arts from the University of Sydney.

Stefanie Schulte

Stefanie is a Principal regional water strategist with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment. She is part of the southern NSW and coastal team and leads the development of the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee regional water strategies. Prior to this, Stefanie was a Principal consultant at Aither - an economic, policy and strategic consultancy firm based in Sydney, Australia. She also held the role as Policy Manager for the NSW Irrigators’ Council.

Owen Droop

Owen Droop of OD Hydrology Pty Ltd holds degrees in Engineering (B.E. (Civil)(Hons)) from the University of Newcastle and Environmental Science (B.Nat.Res) from the University of New England.

He has extensive (over 20 years) experience in all aspects of hydrology, water supply, water management and water resource planning throughout Australia. Experience includes provision of expert advice and support, including associated modelling for a wide range of projects including: overall catchment water allocation; supply and management assessment; and, innovative application of modelling techniques to assess specific management options and impacts for a wide range of projects.