Barwon, Darling and West
Far North Coast
Our compliance approach
After conducting desktop assessments and completing site inspections, March through June, we issued advisory letters or legal directions to comply as well as fines. Those who had complied with the rules received letters of thanks.
As a result of our enforcement efforts, the compliance rate increased by 50 per cent between July and December.
We are a firm but fair regulator. We understand there can be challenges on the pathway to compliance and we have taken a light touch approach when reasonable efforts had been made.
However, for those who continue to ignore the rules, our response will become progressively severe, with stop work orders, licence suspensions or prosecutions being considered.
Although we will continue our work to bring this group closer to widespread compliance our focus is now on the next group of water users who were required to comply with the new metering rules by 1 December 2021.
Find out more about our 2021 compliance approach.