Our Role in Securing Sydney's Water Supply

The NSW Government is taking action to protect Greater Sydney’s water supply from drought conditions with the introduction of water restrictions.

Member for Manly James Griffin has confirmed that Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect across Greater Sydney, including the Northern Beaches from 1 June.

“I took the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Water to understand the extent of the drought and it is clear that here on the Northern Beaches we can do our part to help,” Mr Griffin said.

“NSW is experiencing record drought, and Greater Sydney is in drought too. We’re seeing some of the lowest inflows into our dams since the 1940s, so it’s vital we take action early and decisively.

“The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecast is predicting below-average rainfall and higher temperatures for June to August, which are key drivers of stronger water demand. Water restrictions are an important drought response because they target the outdoor water use of all households.

“Regional NSW has been experiencing a record drought. Water restrictions on the Northern Beaches mean that households across NSW are doing their bit to conserve water.”

Water restrictions are enforceable and penalties apply. Exemptions will be available for non-residential customers with outdoor water use as their core business.

For more information visit: https://lovewater.sydney/