2019 media releases

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    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.

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    Community input sought on proposed land sale for Vietnam Veterans Hostel expansion

    29 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Members of the community are invited to make submissions on an application by the Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel in Noraville to purchase Crown Land to expand its aged care facility.

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    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.

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    Vineyard owner pleads guilty to eight charges of unlawful water take

    23 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The owner of a vineyard on the NSW-Victorian border has pleaded guilty in the Land and Environment Court to unlawfully taking 1378 megalitres of water from the Murray River.

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    Feedback sought on NSW fractured rock groundwater resource plan

    22 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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