Nsw, Water managment

Water ‘framework’ will not suffice

17 June 2018

Derek Schoen
17 June 2018

The past year has been particularly tumultuous in the water space with the Murray-Darling Basin plan subject to considerable public scrutiny.

In November 2017 the Ken Matthews report was released, which outlined a sizable series of recommendations, and the NSW Government responded with the release of their ‘Water Reform Action Plan’ in March this year. We are welcoming an increased focus on compliance and water metering – no-one wins when water is not properly accounted for.

It is widely held among stakeholders that elements of water management needed to change, however other elements of the government’s draft plan and the exposure bill which accompanied it, have been viewed by many as somewhat of a knee-jerk reaction.

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