Creating a dynamic private water industry
Meeting the challenge of securing the water supply of greater Sydney and NSW in the long-term and in drought conditions requires the innovation, resources and cooperation of both the government and private sectors. To achieve this, the NSW Government has introduced increased competition into the urban water market, through implementation of key actions in the government's 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan and NSW 2021.
New South Wales is leading Australia by harnessing the resources of the private sector and directing the forces of competition to help secure the water future of greater Sydney and regional cities and towns.
Under the Metropolitan Water Plan, New South Wales introduced the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 to help private industry enter the urban water market.