Dams safety levy not going ahead
The proposed dam safety levy will not be introduced in July 2021.
The NSW Government proposed introducing a levy to fund the ongoing regulatory activities of Dams Safety NSW. Consultation with declared dam owners on the proposed levy commenced 30 September and ended on 30 October 2020.
Submissions highlighted recent challenges faced by dam owners, particularly in regional areas, including bushfires, floods and the pandemic. Submissions also discussed the additional setup costs incurred to establish compliance with the new regulation.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said government has listened to feedback from owners of dams, in particular from local councils, and decided that the introduction of a levy at this time would not be appropriate.
For more information you can read the full submissions report.