The NSW Department of Industry – Water is reminding water users to register their interest in new groundwater allocation releases that are currently available at 41 sources across NSW.
Executive Director for Water Rachel Connell said the new allocations will support both existing and new water users at a time when drought is gripping much of the state.
“After ensuring water is reserved for the environment and long term average extraction limits can be met, the Government has determined there are additional water sources available and we’re calling on water users to register their interest in tendering for additional licences,” Ms Connell said.
“This opportunity is open to new and existing water licence holders and will support regional businesses and industry by providing much needed access to additional water resources.”
Ms Connell said making the water available through a competitive process will ensure its a fair and transparent process.
Registrations will remain open until Tuesday, November 6.