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Our water catchment areas

The Hastings River is 165 kilometres long and is the main river in the catchment area.  The river starts as groundwater in the Race Course Swamp in the Werrikimbe National Park.  

The catchment comprises an area of 3,846 square kilometres and stretches from the Mount Seaview Range, down the Hastings Valley, across rural landscapes and through towns to the sea. The catchment is only one-third the size of the nearby Macleay River catchment, which is about 12,000 square kilometres.

The major tributary of the lower Hastings River is the Wilson River with other major upper tributaries being the Forbes, Ellenborough and Thone Rivers, and Pappinbarra Creek.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Water Supply Scheme - locality map 

 Map of PMHC Water Supply 2016
Click to view a map of the Hastings Water Supply529KB jpg
(JPG, 529KB) (2019)

This page was last updated on: 18 June 2020