Water Reform Action Plan

NSW water metering framework – consultation

The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust new metering framework to measure and meter water take in NSW.

The new framework is a commitment under the NSW Government’s Water Reform Action Plan.

Review the draft policy and regulation

The consultation paper sets out the proposed requirements under the new framework.

The draft regulation contains mandatory conditions to be imposed on water access licences and water supply work approvals under the Water Management Act 2000, as well as licences and other entitlements under the Water Act 1912. The Water Management Act 2000 requires these proposed conditions to be publicly exhibited for 28 days.

Consultation paper - NSW water metering framework (policy, regulations and mandatory conditions) sets out the proposed metering policy and regulations.

Draft Water Management (General) Amendment (Metering) Regulation 2018 the regulations (together with the Water Management Act 2000 and the Water Management Amendment Act 2018) will give legal effect to the proposed metering framework.

NSW water metering framework policy and regulation – consultation fact sheet

Consultation period

You are invited to comment on the policy and draft regulation from Monday 27 August to Sunday 30 September 2018.

We invite stakeholders to provide feedback to ensure that the final policy and regulations are practical and can be implemented effectively. You can have your say by making a written submission or coming to a public information session.

Public sessions will be held in a number of locations throughout the state, as listed below. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the proposed changes and discuss the draft requirements.

The metering framework and regulation will be finalised once we have reviewed stakeholder feedback received throughout the consultation period.

The regulation will commence on 1 December 2018.

Make a submission

Have your say

Submissions close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 30 September 2018.

Please note, all submissions will be published on this website. If you wish to remain anonymous, please ensure this preference is selected on the online submission form.

Attend a public drop-in session

Moree Thursday 30 August 2018 
The Max Centre
Level 1, 30 Heber Street, Moree NSW 2400
Gunnedah Tuesday 4 September 2018
Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club
Chandos Street, Gunnedah NSW 2380
Bourke Tuesday 11 September 2018
Diggers on the Darling
23-25 Sturt Street, Bourke NSW 2840        


Wednesday 12 September 2018
Club Dubbo
82 Whylandra Street, Dubbo NSW 2830
Bega Monday 17 September 2018
Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre
Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550
Albury Wednesday 19 September 2018
Commercial Club
618 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640

Attend the webinar

A webinar will be held for those who can’t attend a public drop-in session. We strongly encourage you to register as early as possible, using the online registration link below.

Date: Monday 24 September

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Register now

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