NSW Roadshow on new water metering requirements

Media release | 10 July 2019

The NSW Government will host a roadshow across regional NSW in July and August to explain new non-urban water metering rules that are being rolled out over the next five years.

Minister for Water, Housing and Property Melinda Pavey said 12 regional information sessions and a webinar will be delivered by experts from the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Water.

“We’ve heard from water users that they want clear rules and we’re delivering a robust water metering framework to better manage the use of water in NSW for current and future generations,” Ms Pavey said.

“Since 1 April, all new non-urban water meters being installed must be accurate, tamper-proof and auditable. From 1 December all surface water pumps 500mm in diameter and above will need to comply with the new rules.

“The Water Metering Roadshow is an important opportunity for regional water users to learn about the new rules, when they will come into force, and how they will be affected.

“Water is a precious resource and we all need to work together to ensure it is properly managed.”

Locations, dates, timings and links to register for the regional roadshows are listed below. For those who cannot attend, a webinar will be held on August 1.

The sessions will also be an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on proposed minor regulation changes.

Water users are also encouraged to use the recently launched online Metering Guidance Tool to help them determine if they are required to comply with the current metering framework, and if so, what they need to do to comply.

Moree - Monday 15 July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, The Max Centre, Level 1, 30 Heber St Register

Narrabri - Tuesday 16 July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena St Register

Dubbo - Wednesday 17 July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street Register

Bourke - Thursday 18 July, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Diggers On The Darling, 23-25 Sturt St Register

Lismore - Tuesday 23 July, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Lismore Workers Club, 231 Keen Street Register

Menindee - Thursday 25 July, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Menindee CWA Hall, Perry St Register

Wilcannia - Friday 26 July, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, (Venue to be confirmed) TBC Register

Albury - Monday 29 July, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Commercial Club Albury, 618 Dean Street Register

Deniliquin - Tuesday 30 July, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Deniliquin RSL Club, 72 End Street Register

Wentworth - Wednesday 31 July, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Coomealla Golf Club, 42 Kookaburra Drive Register

Webinar - Thursday 1 August, 11.30am - 1pm Register your interest via email

Gloucester - Monday 5 August, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Gloucester Soldiers Club, 32 Denison Street Register

Tamworth - Tuesday 6 August, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Tamworth Services Club, 199 Marius Street Register

Condobolin - Monday 12 August, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Central West Farming Systems, 1 Fifield Road Register

NSW Roadshow on new water metering requirements