2019 media releases

  1. NSW Government logo

    Government helping farmers meet new metering rules

    4 October 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government is adjusting the start dates for metering rules to ensure farmers can meet strict new metering obligations being rolled out in the Northern Basin, as the drought continues across the state.

  2. Water pressure returns in the Great Artesian Basin

    Water pressure returns in the Great Artesian Basin

    3 October 2019
    Ministerial Media Release - Minister Melinda Pavey

    The NSW Government is investing $13 million over the next four years to continue their ‘Cap & Pipe the Bores Program’ in the Great Artesian Basin, work that has seen water pressure in the area increase for the first time in decades.

  3. NRAR operational yadhala mill

    Water Regulator to audit properties from Bourke to Mungindi

    23 September 2019
    Natural Resources Access Regulator

    Properties in the Barwon-Darling region from Bourke to Mungindi will be visited by officers from the state’s water regulator this week as part of audit campaign ‘Operation Yadhala Mil’.

  4. Water Regulator targets Muswellbrook area in Compliance Campaign

    5 September 2019
    Natural Resources Access Regulator

    Compliance officers from the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) will be out systematically checking compliance with water take laws in the Muswellbrook area in the week beginning 9 September.

  5. Water Regulator moves from Start Up to best of breed in first year

    4 September 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s new water regulator has released its first progress report, detailing its performance over an eventful first year of operations and setting its regulatory priorities for the next two years.

  6. NSW Government logo

    Orange Falcon swoops on West

    30 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    A targeted campaign by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) this month investigated 60 alleged breaches of water laws, resulting in 36 actions taken.

  7. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam

    26 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 3 September 2019.

  8. Unlawful creek front activities

    Company fined $88k for unlawful creek front activities

    23 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    A company operating at Bundabah in the Port Stephens area was given the maximum penalty after being found guilty in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Thursday of four counts of unlawful activities on waterfront land.

  9. NSW Government logo

    Murray Darling Basin plan untenable for NSW

    5 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW is considering its options, in relation to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, after today’s Ministerial Council meeting failed to deliver for regional communities by refusing to pursue transparency and the threat of buybacks back on the table.

  10. NSW Government logo

    New Consultative Group on NSW Burial and Cremation Services

    31 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Interested members of the public are invited to apply for positions on a new Community and Consumer Consultative Group to provide input on the future of burial and cremation services in NSW.