2019 media releases

  1. Barwon River at Collarenebri

    Feedback sought on Great Artesian Basin shallow groundwater resource plan

    15 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW Deputy Secretary Water Jim Bentley today announced the draft Water Resource Plan for Great Artesian Basin (GAB) Shallow Alluvial groundwater areas has been placed on public exhibition for community feedback.

  2. Groundwater presentation Griffith

    Feedback sought on NSW Border Rivers groundwater resource plan

    15 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW Deputy Secretary Water Jim Bentley today announced the draft Water Resource Plan for NSW Border Rivers Alluvium groundwater areas has been placed on public exhibition for community feedback.

  3. Groundwater presentation Griffith

    Feedback sought on Darling groundwater resource plan

    15 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW Deputy Secretary Water Jim Bentley today announced the draft Water Resource Plan for the Darling Alluvium groundwater areas has been placed on public exhibition for community feedback.

  4. NSW Roadshow on new water metering requirements

    NSW Roadshow on new water metering requirements

    The NSW Government will host a roadshow across regional NSW in July and August to explain new non-urban water metering rules that are being rolled out over the next five years.

  5. NSW Government logo

    Wilcannia Weir stage 1 complete

    4 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

    Details for the location and size of the Wilcannia Weir has been confirmed as the NSW Government today announcing the completion of stage 1 of the project.

  6. Natural Resources Access Regulator officers visit Moree.

    Water regulator marks first anniversary with an 80 percent increase in cases finalised

    2 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is marking its first year by increasing the numbers of boots on the ground and dramatically increasing water investigation rates.

  7. Water Regulator inspecting Hawkesbury and Hills agricultural operations

    2 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is now inspecting agricultural operations on the Hawkesbury River to find out their level of compliance with water laws.

  8. Low water drought

    Worsening drought sees low water allocations

    1 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

    The continuing severity of the drought has been reflected in the reduced, low or no water allocations for most NSW licensed regulated river water users announced today.

  9. NSW Government logo

    The Water Metering Guidance Tool is live

    28 June 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    The NSW Department of Industry has released an interactive online tool to help water users understand their responsibilities under the NSW non-urban water metering framework.

  10. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Industry John Barilaro speaks at a Defence Stakeholder reception hosted by Defence NSW at Parliament House on Tuesday 25 June. Credit: Salty Dingo

    Sydney secures International Maritime Expo

    27 June 2019
    Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Industry

    The NSW Government has successfully locked-in Sydney as the home of one of the world’s largest biannual defence and maritime industry events, the PACIFIC International Maritime Expo, for 2019 and 2021.