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Irrigation Water Restriction- Macquarie River and tributaries

Notice under section 92 of the Water Managment Act 1999


Due to continued low flows, I Stephen Pryor, pursuant to my delegated powers under section 10(1) of the Water Management Act 1999, hereby restrict the taking of water Surety 7 from the Macquarie River and its tributaries.


Except upon the written permission of the Minister or a person delegated on that behalf by the Minister, no Surety 7 water is to be taken directly from the watercourse. Surety 5 or Surety 6 allocations remain for irrigation purposes or into storage for irrigation purposes.  This notice takes effect at 9 am Tuesday 15 May 2018.



Stephen Pryor

Regional Water Management Officer



  1. DPIPWE will be regularly monitoring this stream while this restriction notice is in place. Failure to comply with this notice could result in penalties being applied.
  2. Water users may continue to take water that has been purchased from (Elizabeth Macquarie Irrigation Trust as required).
  3. Any additional requirement for specific catchments (eg if daily meter readings are required per licence conditions, etc)