The NSW State Plan aims to ensure "a secure and sustainable water supply for all users" (Priority E1) and for Sydney sets a target to improve efficiency of water by saving 145 billion litres of water per year by 2015. BASIX is making a significant contribution to this aim in Sydney and across NSW.
The BASIX Water target requires up to a 40% reduction in mains-supplied potable water consumption, compared to the average 'pre-BASIX' home benchmark. The target saving varies for different climatic zones in NSW. Variation in the targets applied to each zone reflect the practicality of achieving water savings in areas with lower rainfall and the current water use patterns of existing homes in those areas compared to the NSW water benchmark.
Find your BASIX Water target zone
To find out what target zone your development is in please view one of the following:
- Water targets map by Local Government Area (pdf 416k)
- Water targets by postcode (pdf 645k).