Water Audits and Rebates for Large Water Users


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

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Eurobodalla Shire Council area, NSW

Total funding: Total project cost of $548,332, with funding of $264,586 from the Australian Government under National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns (NWSPCT) and the remaining funding provided by Eurobodalla Shire Council.

About the project

The Eurobodalla Shire Council is targeting the highest water users throughout the Shire and will provide participating customers with a detailed water audit. These audits will be conducted through sub metering, the temporary provision of online data loggers and a walk through assessment of all end-use sites. A customised water saving report will then be provided with recommendations on potential water saving options and the quantity of potential savings. Rebates of up to $15,000 will be available to implement any of the qualifying water saving measures identified during the audit.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • save up to 75 million litres in potable water use each year, and
  • facilitate water conservation and best practice water management for large non-residential users through increasing understanding of water use and by providing detailed information on costs and benefits of various water saving options.


The project commenced on 19 August 2010 and is scheduled for completion on 30 June 2012.