The volume of permissible take under a basic water right is not specified under NSW’s Water Act 1912 or Water Management Act 2000 and volumes of take are generally not metered. Thus the basic water right volumes reported in Table 21 for groundwater and surface water are estimates that have been assumed in the WSPs for those water sources that intersect the PAE for the Sydney Basin bioregion. For estimating annual water use, DPI Water generally assumes an average annual volume of take of 2 ML/year per offtake point (Realica-Turner, In prep.).

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21 January 2019