The Darling River is the lifeblood of Outback NSW. Only 15 per cent of the Darling's water comes from within the Western Catchment. It belongs to a complex system with highly variable flows which are affected by actions upstream.
From 1 March 2016 additional laws and new penalties apply in NSW. These are targeted at cyclists and motorists to improve safety for cyclists. The key changes are that drivers must leave at least 1m (<60kph) or 1.5m (>60kph) when passing a cyclist and that cyclists over 18 years old must carry photo id.