Roles of water management agencies in NSW

Roles of water management agencies in NSW

27 June 2018

As a result of the NSW Government’s water reform package, there are now four agencies responsible for developing and implementing the regulatory framework for water management in regional NSW.

These include the Department of Industry, WaterNSW, the Natural Resources Access Regulator and the Office of Environment and Heritage. Together, their goal is to achieve economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes for the people of NSW. They are involved in the design of the water market, NSW water management rules, operating the river system and other water delivery systems within NSW, and encouraging and enforcing compliance with NSW water management rules.

The Roles of water management agencies in NSW (PDF, 352.83 KB) brochure has been developed to explain the different roles and responsibilities of each agency.

Water Agencies roles and responsibilities


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