2020 media releases

  1. Tibooburra Aerodrome

    Upgrades keep Tibooburra Aerodrome flying high

    10 June 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    One of NSW’s most remote aerodromes at Tibooburra continues to be a shining light for outback communities following the installation of new solar lighting to provide 24-hour emergency access for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

  2. NSW Government logo

    Applications Open for $14 Million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

    4 June 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land are invited to apply for a share of $14 million in grants to upgrade and maintain community facilities and reserves across NSW.

  3. NRAR Officer with bore

    Operation Drawdown to target overextracting bores in Griffith area

    3 June 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s water regulator will be visiting properties with bores in the Griffith area in mid-June after a ‘desktop audit’ found almost 10 per cent of bores in the area may be extracting more water than allowed.

  4. NSW Government logo

    Free course for volunteer Crown Land managers

    2 June 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government is offering a free course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors for people who are existing or potential Crown Land managers.

  5. Snowy river

    Snowy water licence amendments open for public exhibition

    20 May 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government is encouraging the public to have their say on proposed amendments to the Snowy Water Licence with the public exhibition now open.

  6. Noraville Veterans Aged Care facility lot

    Land to support veterans aged care facility

    18 May 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government has approved the sale of a 2.5 hectare block of Crown Land at Noraville, near Norah Head, to the Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel.

  7. NRAR Officer with drone

    Water compliance increasing: NRAR triples prosecutions as it hits its second anniversary

    30 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Water compliance is increasing in NSW, thanks to the actions of the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) who this week marked its second anniversary, and tripled prosecution for water theft and lack of compliance earlier this month.

  8. Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

    28 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The first of four planned high-flow environmental water releases during winter and spring to the Snowy River are set to commence in late June, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Acting Director Water Planning Implementation, Allan Raine, said today.

  9. NSW Government logo

    Temporary water restrictions for Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks

    23 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced temporary water restrictions for unregulated river water access licence holders authorised to extract water from parts of Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks within the Murray below Mulwala water source.

  10. Barwon River meter pump breach

    Landowners from Walgett area face string of charges in Land and Environment Court

    22 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Two landholders from the Walgett area will face 14 charges in the Land and Environment Court for breaches of water laws in 2016 and 2017.