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Changes to the NSW Office of Water Guidelines for Riparian Corridors on Waterfront Land

The following notice may be of interest to water practitioners:

Due to popular demand, Stormwater NSW will be hosting a second seminar on the changes to the NSW Office of Water Guidelines for Riparian Corridors on Waterfront Land. The Seminar will be held from 8.30am until 12.30pm on Thursday, 15th November.

If you would like to receive further information regarding this event as it becomes available, please email Katherine Ducker from GEMS Event Management on [email protected]

The seminar will cover important issues including:

  • The NSW Government’s planning reform agenda to address systematic issues affecting the NSW housing sector and why are riparian corridors and waterfront land so important to consider;
  • Understanding the new NSW Office of Water Guidelines for riparian corridors on waterfront land, including how to apply the ‘riparian corridor matrix’ for a controlled activity approval, and how to apply the ‘averaging rule’ to offset riparian corridor encroachment;
  • Primary considerations for the preparation of a controlled activity approval application to ensure compliance with the new Guidelines for riparian corridors on waterfront land;
  • The new controlled activity approval fee schedule, including the new ‘priority assessment fee; and
  • The role of the NSW Office of Water in regulating controlled activities on waterfront land and the importance of protecting and restoring the riparian corridor environment.

Presenters include:

  • Marwan El Chamy, Manager Water Regulation, NSW Office of Water. Marwan El Chamy will introduce the seminar and outline the changes to controlled activities in riparian corridors and controlled activity approval fees. The changes will better meet the needs of the development industry, whilst continuing to protect and restore waterfront land.
  • Robert Black, Executive Director, Land Release (Planning and Delivery), NSW Department of Infrastructure and Planning. Robert Black will outline the NSW Government’s planning reform agenda to address systematic issues affecting the NSW housing sector.
  • Jeremy Morice, Water Regulation Officer, NSW Office of Water. Jeremy Morice will present the new Guidelines for riparian corridors on waterfront land and explain how to apply the ‘riparian corridor matrix’ and offsetting ‘averaging rule’.
  • Gina Potter, Water Regulation Officer, NSW Office of Water. Gina Potter will present a case study of a development site in western Sydney where the new Guidelines for riparian corridors on waterfront land are being applied.

Should you have any questions regarding this Seminar, please contact GEMS Event Management on (02) 9744 5252.

Presentation on the Murray Darling Basin Plan

The EA Sydney Water Engineering Panel is excited to announce that Mr Rob Freeman, CEO MDBA, will present an overview of the newly released Murray-Darling Basin Plan at a specially convened EA Seminar to be held at the University of New South Wales on 23rd November, 2010. Following the presentation, discussion of the Basin Plan will be led by a Panel of experts and stakeholders from diverse range of backgrounds including Dr John Williams, Commissioner, NSW Natural Resources Commission; Prof. Richard Kingsford, Environmental Scientist, UNSW; Mr Andrew Gregson, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Irrigators; and Mr Charles Armstrong, President, NSW Farmers’ Association.

Please join us for what we anticipate will be an informative and lively discussion of Australia’s most topical water subject. Note that while attendance at the Seminar is free, seating is limited so it is essential that you RSVP to ensure your attendance. In order to ensure a wide ranging and balanced discussion, questions from the floor will be pre-selected and moderated by the EA Sydney Water Engineering Panel.

Please refer to the attached flyer for full details.

Date: Tuesday November 23rd 2010
Time: Refreshments from 5:30 pm for 6:00pm
Venue: Mathews Theatre Law Theatre Map Reference F8, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus (http://www.sydneywaterpanel.org.au/?page_id=249)

Limited Seating! RSVP: http://www.sydneywaterpanel.org.au/?page_id=246.
Pre-register a question: http://www.sydneywaterpanel.org.au/?page_id=246.

Enquiries: Grantley Smith or Scott Button: [email protected]