Wollondilly Council's water symposium to address region's water supply

Warragamba Dam spilled earlier this year due to ongoing rainfall in 2021. Picture: Simon Bennett
Warragamba Dam spilled earlier this year due to ongoing rainfall in 2021. Picture: Simon Bennett

Wollondilly Council is set to hold a meeting to address concerns about the region's water supply.

The council will host a water symposium on Wednesday, May 19 from 6pm to 7.30pm at the council chambers and via Zoom.

The meeting is expected to outline how water supply will be provided for the growing region and answer community questions.

Wollondilly mayor Robert Kahn said the council recognised the need for government agencies to work together to provide a secure water supply for residents, businesses and farmers in the growing shire, now and into the future.

"Our shire is growing now and it is critical we prepare well for the future growth to come as well as drought and other climate impacts," he said.

"Having the key agencies together to outline their plans, answer questions and address the concerns of our community is a positive step forward."

A panel of representatives from Sydney Water, the Department of Planning Industry and Environment, Water NSW and the council will address some of the issues around water and responding to questions from attendees at the event, in person and online.

The water symposium is being held in response to a resolution made at the ordinary council meeting in March 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be ticketed through Eventbrite: eventbrite.com.au/e/water-symposiumtickets and numbers in the council chambers will be limited.

Those who can't attend in person will be able to take part via Zoom at: us02web.zoom.us.

Residents should submit questions to the panel by 5pm on Tuesday, May 18 at: council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.

Any questions that the panel cannot get to during the evening will be incorporated into an FAQ document to be distributed following the event.