The Metropolitan Water Directorate leads a whole-of-government approach to implementing and updating the Metropolitan Water Plan.
The Metropolitan Water Plan sets out the mix of water supply and demand management measures that ensures a secure, cost effective and sustainable water supply for greater Sydney. The Plan also aims to support liveable and resilient urban communities and helps protect the health of rivers impacted by water supply dams.
The 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan builds on the significant achievements of past plans by continuing to concentrate efforts on four major areas to secure Sydney’s water supply now and in the future: dams, recycling, desalination and water efficiency.
Additional important measures in the 2010 plan include: