Feedback invited on future water managementDate: 2017 08 29
DPI Water is reminding interested parties to have their say on the proposed Water Management (General) Regulation 2017 before the consultation period finishes on 3 September.
The current Regulation is due to lapse on 1 September 2018, prompting the department to draft amendments to improve the clarity of some existing provisions and propose some new provisions.
DPI Water Director Mr Frank Garofalow said the focus of the new provisions is to reduce duplication and recognise where the impacts from a particular work or activity are managed by another process or authorisation.
“The process of remaking the Regulation commenced some months ago, with the focus firmly on specifying procedural matters for access licences and approvals,” he said.
“The proposed Regulation also details the specific functions and powers of water supply authorities, to empower water supply authorities to perform their water and sewerage functions, and promote operational and administrative best practice.”
Mr Garofalow said DPI Water is inviting submissions and feedback from stakeholders on the DPI Water website, where the draft Regulation and relevant documentation can be found.
“The website details the community sectors that the proposed Regulation could apply to, supporting maps, a Regulatory Impact Statement and more,” he said.
The Water Management (General) Regulation 2017 is part of the wider Water Management Act 2000, which outlines a framework for the sustainable management of water in NSW.
The proposed Regulation will be exhibited until 3 September 2017, with stakeholders invited to provide feedback on the draft.
For more information or to make a submission, visit www.water.nsw.gov.au/water-management/law-and-policy/legal-reform
Media contact: Laura Hutton, 0427 652 088 0427 652 088