The NSW Government is extending the compliance dates by 6 months for Southern Inland and by 12 months for Coastal NSW to give water users a reprieve as they continue to face ongoing flood events.
The new compliance dates will be:
- Southern Inland - 1 June 2023
- Coastal NSW - 1 December 2024.
Find out more about the new compliance dates on the department's website.
Do you need to comply?
The new rules apply to water supply works, such as pumps, that can be fitted with a meter and are licensed to take water from rivers and groundwater systems.
The rules are being rolled out in stages to allow people time to comply. However, if you decide to install a new meter before your rollout date, that meter must comply with the new rules.
A reasonable effort means entering into a formal agreement with a certified meter installer, often referred to as a DQP, before your deadline.
To find a certified meter installer visit Irrigation Australia.
Who can help me comply?
A certified meter installer can help you get into compliance. Visit Irrigation Australia to find one today.