Restrictions on Surface Water Purchases by the Commonwealth Begin

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Restrictions on Surface Water Purchases by the Commonwealth Begin

Statutory restrictions on Commonwealth purchase of surface water begin this week under the Water Amendment Act 2015 (Cth). The Commonwealth Government is now limited in its buyback of surface water, capped at 1 500 gigalitres. The imposed limit is hoped to minimise water recovery through government buybacks rather focusing on infrastructure investment and efficacy measures.

 

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