Alex O’Mara

NSW DTI

Alex is the Manager of Natural Resources Law in the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. She leads a team of lawyers in providing legal services in the areas of water, marine parks, catchment management and land use planning. Prior to her current role, she was Manager of Legislation and Implementation at the NSW Office of Water. Alex has a Masters in Administrative Law and Policy from the University of Sydney. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, specialising in environmental and public law. Alex is an expert in water law and policy. She is responsible for delivering key water reform projects, providing advice to government on key legal issues and negotiating intergovernmental agreements. Alex has been involved in many of the key issues in water management in the past 5 years, including developing a new framework for water shepherding in NSW, the aquifer inteference policy, rolling out water sharing plans across NSW and advising the NSW government on the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

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