Information for licence holders – environmental water reforms

For the environmental water reforms to be successful licence holders must be aware of, accept, understand and choose to comply with the new rules. Education of the community is an ongoing priority for the NSW Government.

Education activities

The Water Renewal Taskforce conducted a live webinar on 24 June 2020 to educate licence holders in the Barwon-Darling about the upcoming legislative changes that take effect from 1 July 2020. A recording of the webinar is available online.

Further webinars will be conducted in November regarding the changes that take effect in the Barwon-Darling, Macquarie-Bogan and Gwydir from 1 December 2020.

Education materials

The Water Renewal Taskforce has generated a series of fact sheets explaining what is new in each of the three water sharing plans and how licence holders can comply with the rules. Fact sheets have also been created that cover the changes in all regions, FAQs, how to protect environmental water and how to find further information.

Fact sheets

Information on all three valleys

How to find more information about the new rules

New water sharing rules will soon apply in the Gwydir, Macquarie-Bogan and Barwon-Darling to protect flows and river connectivity.

Starting 1 July 2020, some water sharing plans will have new rules to ensure that water for the environment remains in the river. This fact sheet gives an overview of where to find more information.