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.

HCS cover
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
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Sunday 24 March
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1,481,355 ML
2,581,850 ML
10,023 ML
1,432 ML
14,582 ML
Sunday 24 March