New water compliance regime gets $23m from state Budget bucket, huge new fines for water thieves

Alex Druce
Updated June 8 2018 - 10:37am, first published 10:30am
NSW irrigators and water users were given a glimpse at changes afoot in compliance, monitoring, and punishment this week with the introduction of the Water Management Amendment Bill 2018 – including flipping the onus of proof on water taken under their basic land holder rights.
NSW irrigators and water users were given a glimpse at changes afoot in compliance, monitoring, and punishment this week with the introduction of the Water Management Amendment Bill 2018 – including flipping the onus of proof on water taken under their basic land holder rights.

STATE government will splash $23 million from next week’s budget into its new water compliance regime as it continues its campaign to repair and rebuild trust on irrigation issues. 

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Alex Druce

Alex Druce

Senior Journalist

Politics and rural issues journo in Sydney. Give me a yell at adruce@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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