2020 media releases

  1. NSW Government logo

    Independent assessment of management of first flush in the Northern Basin to begin

    16 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    An independent panel will begin an assessment of the management of the first flush event in the Northern Basin earlier this year, the result of the first significant rainfall event in the region since 2016.

  2. Coffs Harbour non-compliant horticulture operation

    Water Regulator finds 18 Coffs Harbour horticulture operations non-compliant

    14 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s independent water regulator has released the results from Phase 2 of its Coffs Harbour Intensive Horticulture compliance campaign.

  3. Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail opens

    Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail opens

    9 April 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The first NSW Government-funded rail trail has officially opened at Tumbarumba providing a recreation and tourism asset for the region.

  4. NSW Government logo

    Flows resume in the Lower Darling River and temporary water restriction repealed

    30 March 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced the lifting of the temporary water restriction for the Lower Darling River, now that flows have resumed.

  5. Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey with Barkandji Registered Native Title group Aboriginal Corporation CEO, Derek Hardman

    NSW Government partners with Barkandji people to bring improved health services to the Murray

    24 March 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW Government partners with Barkandji people to bring improved health services to the Murray

  6. NSW Government logo

    Water restrictions remain for Barwon-Darling River and Barwon-Darling Floodplain

    28 February 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced ongoing temporary water restrictions for the entire Barwon-Darling Floodplain and for the Barwon-Darling River, downstream of the Culgoa junction.

  7. NSW Government logo

    Temporary Water Restriction order partially lifted

    24 February 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government has announced the lifting of Temporary Water Restriction Orders in some parts of the Northern Basin, as targets and critical needs are now expected to be met.

  8. Compliance officers inspecting farms and business on the North Coast.

    Water Regulator inspecting North Coast properties over summer

    13 January 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) began a campaign this week visiting farms and businesses on the state’s north coast over January and February.

  9. NSW Government logo

    First flows to be secured for critical needs

    17 January 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    In anticipation of high rainfall in some parts of NSW over the coming days the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has put in place a restriction order to protect flows for critical needs in the northern basin.

  10. NSW Government logo

    Community at the heart of Katoomba Airfield lease decision

    14 January 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has declined an application for a lease at Katoomba Airfield in response to community feedback.