Media releases

Media releases

Progress praised but Basin states on notice with looming deadline for consistent metering standards
19 April 2024

A new report by the Inspector–General of Water Compliance reveals metering compliance improved in priority areas but Inspector-General, the Hon. Troy Grant, is putting Murray-Darling Basin States on notice as the metering reform deadline of July 2025 fast approaches.

Two water stressed nations share one common vision
4 March 2024

Australia’s independent Inspector–General of Water Compliance (IGWC), The Honourable Troy Grant has successfully hosted a three-day visit to a key area of the Murray-Darling Basin by Pakistan’s High-Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri.

Inspector-General of Water Compliance welcomes independent review
14 September 2023

An independent review into the Inspector-General of Water Compliance (IGWC) will commence soon.

Inspector-General still unable to assess key Basin State’s compliance
8 September 2023

For the second year running, the Inspector–General of Water Compliance, the Honourable Troy Grant, has not been able to assess Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) resource units in New South Wales.

New AEDs to do their part in protecting the hearts of the Basin
30 August 2023

The independent Inspector–General of Water Compliance, the Honourable Troy Grant has welcomed the successful rollout of automated external defibrillator (AED) units across the organisation’s regional offices and fleet vehicles.

Progress made with implementing consistent metering standards
2 August 2023

The second annual Metering Report Card, released by the Inspector–General of Water Compliance (IGWC), has highlighted some progress towards consistent metering across the Murray–Darling Basin.

TRANSCRIPT | The Hon. Troy Grant – Inspector General of Water Compliance, 2022 Murray Darling Association Speech, 21 September 2022
4 October 2022

Speech for Murray Darling Association Conference

Audit finds discrepancies in Border Rivers water trade
4 October 2022

The Inspector-General of Water Compliance (IGWC) the Honourable Troy Grant today released a report on an audit into interstate water trade in the Northern Basin.

River management flowing in the right direction but scope for improvement
26 September 2022

The Inspector-General of Water Compliance (Inspector-General) the Hon. Troy Grant has used his address at the Murray Darling Association conference to reveal the findings from his latest report.

Inspector-General's report identifies some areas for improvement – but no 'smoking gun' for water compliance
25 August 2022

The Inspector-General of Water Compliance (IGWC), The Honourable Troy Grant has released his first report about a review of the compliance and enforcement practices of the Murray Darling Basin states.

NSW still lagging with key water compliance measure
15 August 2022

The annual statement of compliance for Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDLs) has been released, and half of all SDL resource units still are not operational, as New South Wales continues to delay providing all Water Resource Plans (WRPs) to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

First audit by Inspector-General of Water Compliance drives transparency
7 July 2022

The Inspector-General of Water Compliance (IGWC) has released his independent audit report of Goulburn Murray Water’s (GMW) compliance with disclosure obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

TRANSCRIPT |The Hon. Troy Grant – Inspector-General of Water Compliance, 2022 River Reflections Conference, 2 June 2022
2 June 2022

It’s terrific to join you here, and also those online, in beautiful Mildura for the 2022 Murray Darling Basin Authority’s River Reflections Conference.

Inspector-General of Water Compliance opens SA field office and tours southern Basin
21 September 2021

New independent Commonwealth water regulator the Hon. Troy Grant will open his South Australian field office in Loxton on Thursday, September 23.

Inspector-General of Water Compliance examining water allocation concerns
10 September 2021

The Inspector-General of Water Compliance the Hon. Troy Grant has received multiple representations from stakeholders in the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee regions seeking greater transparency for water allocation determinations.

New independent water regulator visits south-western Queensland Basin communities
08 September 2021

The new Inspector-General of Water Compliance the Hon. Troy Grant is on his first tour of Murray-Darling Basin communities this week. Mr Grant is in south-western Queensland speaking with farmers, National Parks representatives, shire mayors and the State member for Warrego, Ann Leahy.

New independent regulator to restore community confidence in management of the Murray-Darling Basin
6 August 2021

A new independent regulator established by the Australian Government to build greater community confidence in Murray-Darling Basin water management and compliance officially started work yesterday, with the commencement of the Office of the Inspector-General of Water Compliance.


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