We set maximum prices for the following bulk water suppliers:
We also set maximum prices for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation’s (WAMC’s) water management services.
WaterNSW is the main supplier of bulk water in the Sydney region. It manages and protects Sydney’s drinking water catchments and catchment infrastructure, and supplies bulk water to Sydney Water.
WaterNSW also operates dams and weirs to deliver bulk water to irrigators and other licence holders on regulated rivers across NSW.
The desalination plant is a key element in greater Sydney’s water security plan. The desalination plant provides a source of non-rainfall dependent drinking water that can be relied upon when Sydney’s available water storage levels fall below a certain threshold.
WAMC’s water management services are currently undertaken on its behalf by DPI Water. These services are provided to those who hold entitlements to take water from regulated rivers, unregulated rivers and groundwater sources across NSW.