Interagency Working Group report 

In March 2016 the Australian Government released a report developed by an interagency working group on water information, identifying a number of measures to reduce the regulatory burden and costs of providing water information.

The Interagency Working Group on Commonwealth water information provision, led by the Bureau of Meteorology, was established in December 2014 following a recommendation of the independent review of the Water Act 2007

The working group comprised officials from the Bureau of Meteorology, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Treasury, and the Department of the Environment.

The Bureau is working with stakeholders to fully implement the actions and recommendations of the interagency working group report to make reporting of water information more effective.

Download the report

You can download a copy of the working group's report at the links below.

Giving effect to the recommendations 

The working group made four recommendations. These have now been implemented through amendments to part 7 of the Water Regulations. Find more detail by clicking on the links below.


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