The Dams Safety Act 2015 and the Dams Safety Regulation 2019 commenced on 1 November 2019.
The Regulation sets out the operational details for the Act, and safety standards that declared dam owners must comply with.
Reforms proposed and implemented by Dams Safety NSW to administer the Act and Regulation are detailed on the following pages:
2022 Reform - Changes to the Dams Safety Regulation 2019
2021 Reform - Proposed changes to the Dams Safety Regulation 2019
2020 Reform – Proposed dams safety levy
Dams Safety NSW proposed to add a provision in the Regulation to introduce a dams safety levy under section 41 of the Dams Safety Act 2015
2019 Reforms – Dams Safety NSW
On 1 November 2019, the new regulatory body Dams Safety NSW was created, and the Dams Safety Act 2015 and Dams Safety Regulation 2019 commenced.