Have your say about planning our water for the future

Thank you for your interest in this important research project.

Woolcott Research & Engagement is an independent market research company. We have been engaged by Sydney Water to speak with local residents and businesses to find out their preferences for future water management in the Sydney and Illawarra regions. This feedback will input into the development of the Great Sydney Water Strategy.

Up to 100 community members will take part in each forum but will discuss issues in small groups. You do not need to know anything about water or wastewater services at all as information to aid discussions will be provided at the sessions. We generally find that people really enjoy taking part.

We are holding community forums from 6pm-9pm in the following locations:

Locations and dates
 Bankstown Monday, 31 May 2021
Hornsby Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Hurstville Thursday, 3 June 2021
Penrith Monday, 7 June 2021
Chatswood Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Campbelltown Thursday, 10 June 2021
Parramatta Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Blacktown Thursday, 17 June 2021
Sydney CBD Monday, 21 June 2021
Wollongong Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Register your interest

In line with the research industry’s common practice, participants will be paid $120 as a token of appreciation for their time. This incentive ensures we attract a diverse range of people representing the cross section of our community.

Dinner, dessert, tea and coffee will also be provided on the night.
Participation requirements:
  • You must reside in the Sydney Water area
  • You must be 18 years or over
  • You must be available to participate on the allocated date for your location (see above)

If you are interested in taking part in the forum please register your information by clicking on the button below.

After registering we will be in contact with you to let you know if you are successful and provide further details. We are seeking a broad and representative group of residents and therefore cannot guarantee participation.

The Forum Experience

Our community forums are the perfect setting for you to learn about and consider issues regarding future water management.

They are informative, interactive and fun experiences that enable you to have your say.

You will collaborate with other participants to help shape the Great Sydney Water Strategy.

Please click on the video to view an example of a forum we conducted previously for Sydney Water.