Understanding Groundwater

Technical Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet will help members of the public in understanding groundwater, as well as the processes involved in groundwater assessments and monitoring programs undertaken as part of environmental impact assessments in NSW. It also looks at the regulation and management of groundwater through national and state frameworks, and enforcement and penalty provisions.

The Fact Sheet will be useful for people wishing to monitor the possible impacts of development on groundwater, and developers wishing to understand the nature of groundwater and the possible impacts of a proposed development. It will also be useful to anyone involved in rehabilitation of areas in which ground water has been adversely impacted or affected by the regulation of groundwater management.

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