Shoalhaven News

Moves to get more dams quicker

Tallowa-dam.jpg

The drought has forced the state government to tweak some rules....

The Planning Minister will now be in control of dealing with new dam proposals in an effort to speed up the approval process...

It's a move Rob Stokes hopes will ensure regional areas crippled by drought don't run dry...

He can also legislate a number of projects without traditional approval processes...

Photo: Tallowa Dam