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  1. NRAR Car out in regional NSW

    Moama landholder and company fined $38,000 after guilty pleas

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    Media release

    A Moama landholder and a company they contracted to build unlawful structures on the Murray River have been fined a total of $38,000 after pleading guilty in the Deniliquin Local Court in a case brought by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR).

  2. Phil Duncan looks out over Gwydir River in Moree

    National Reconciliation Week is a time for change

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    Editorial

    Water is central to our cultural way of life as Aboriginal Australians. Our involvement in managing water is rooted in history, embedded in our veins and passed down from generation to generation.

  3. Grant Barnes, NRAR's Chief Regulatory Officer

    NRAR clarifies position on floodplain harvesting following second disallowance

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    Statement

    Water taken in NSW must be done so in accordance with the conditions of an access licence, works/use approval, exemption, or basic landholder right.

  4. NRAR staff conduct inspection on site.

    NRAR routine monitoring staff travelled twice the distance of the globe and found the most troublesome compliance issue

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    Editorial

    In October 2020, the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) launched its ambitious routine monitoring program with an additional 30 field officers based in Deniliquin, Dubbo and Tamworth.

  5. NRAR regulatory officers attend property in Griffith

    NRAR prosecutes two Griffith water users for alleged unlawful water take

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has charged two water users from Griffith for breaching the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act) after they allegedly took water in excess of their licences and approvals.

  6. NRAR regulatory officer attending the site.

    NRAR prosecutes earthmoving company for alleged water law breaches

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has charged a Queensland-based earthmoving company for allegedly breaching the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act) by constructing a bore without the required approval.

  7. NRAR regulatory officers attend Moree irrigation company.

    NRAR commences largest prosecution against a Moree irrigator

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has commenced a prosecution against a Moree irrigation company with a record 43 charges against the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act) for allegedly taking water while metering equipment wasn’t operating properly.

  8. NRAR Chief Regulatory Officer, Grant Barnes.

    NRAR commences 3 prosecutions to ring in 3rd year

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) commenced two prosecutions in the Land and Environment Court and another in the Tenterfield Local Court last week.

  9. NRAR staff in routine monitoring vehicle in Jugiong, NSW.

    NRAR visits more than 2,000 properties in six months

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    Departmental media release

    Officers from the Natural Resources Access Regulator’s (NRAR) routine monitoring program clocked up enough kilometres (87,000) to travel around the globe twice between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

  10. NRAR officer checking a metering pump

    There will be consequences for water users who fail to meet the new metering obligations

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    Editorial

    We know water users across NSW want to comply with our state’s water laws and do the right thing. However, manual reporting requirements can often lead to inaccurate water records, leaving many water users uncertain of their compliance status.



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