2020 media releases

  1. Companies held to account by water regulator

    3 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s water regulator is holding two companies to account in separate prosecutions for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000.

  2. Caravan park on crown land

    COVID-19 rental relief for Crown land lease and licence holders

    3 July 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and endured financial losses during COVID-19 will be able to apply for rent relief from the NSW Government.

  3. Temporary water restriction for Mortons Creek applied

    2 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced a temporary water restriction which applies to the Mortons Creek Water Source.

  4. NSW Government logo

    Water regulator commences prosecution of mine at Maules Creek

    2 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s independent water regulator has commenced prosecution in the Land and Environment Court of a mine operator at Maules Creek near Boggabri in the state’s north west.

  5. Temporary water restriction for Upper Lachlan groundwater

    2 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced a temporary water restriction for the Upper Lachlan groundwater management zone 1 in the Upper Lachlan Alluvial Groundwater Source.

  6. NSW Water Allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

    1 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Today’s water allocations announced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for licensed water users reflect some improvement in resource availability, particularly for towns and high priority entitlements.

  7. Barwon-Darling River NSW DPI

    New water sharing rules to protect water for the environment

    29 June 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    New water sharing plan rules to protect water for the environment and river connectivity are proposed to commence on 1 July and 1 December in the Gwydir, Macquarie and Barwon-Darling.

  8. Lachland River NSW DPI

    Restriction on accessing carryover water in the Lachlan extended

    29 June 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced an extension to the temporary water restrictions for access to general security carryover in the Lachlan regulated river.

  9. Grafton Showground T J Ford Pavilion

    NSW showgrounds get extra $10.77 million funding

    29 June 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Hundreds more shovel-ready projects to repair and renew showgrounds across the State will be supported with an additional $10.77 million in funding from the NSW Government.

  10. NSW Groundwater allocations

    25 June 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is making new water access licences available in 43 groundwater sources across NSW.