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Managing the catchment

Managing the catchment

Our role

To manage and protect declared catchment areas under the control of WaterNSW.

Sydney Catchment
Our strategic approach

WaterNSW protects the health of the catchments to ensure reliable, quality drinking water is available for the 5 million people of Sydney and the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Goulburn and Shoalhaven regions.

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Protected and Special Areas

The Special Areas cover approximately 364,000 hectares of mostly unspoilt native bushland around the water storages and infrastructure that supply Sydney, the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven regions.

SCA officer and Special Areas sign
71.3
Tuesday 22 May
-0.8
1,841,964 ML
2,581,749 ML
6,351 ML
908 ML
-15,112 ML
Tuesday 22 May