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  1. Koorainghat dam, near Taree

    Contractor more at fault in first for water regulator

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator is establishing its reputation as firm but fair in its actions to ensure equitable access to water.

  2. Fines issued by NSW water regulator concerned by illegal earthworks

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator has fined four landowners in October for illegal earthworks near NSW waterways and is keen to get the message out.

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    Water regulator takes company to court for alleged breaches at Bundabah

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator has commenced prosecution of a company for unlawful activities on waterfront land at Bundabah, near Tea Gardens.

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    Water regulator sends strong message

    The NSW water regulator has sent a clear message to the community that lying to its investigators will not be tolerated, after a case heard at Walgett Local Court this week.

  5. NRAR compliance officer looking at water pump

    Over 100 actions taken by new water regulator

    The independent water regulator for NSW has hit the ground running, taking over 100 actions against land owners in its first 100 days of operation.

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    Charges laid by new water regulator

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator has issued a number of charges in the north and south-west of NSW for various water offences allegedly committed.

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    Response to NSW Ombudsman water report

    The NSW Government has accepted the recommendations from the Ombudsman’s final report into the management of water across the State, after its tabling in Parliament today.

  8. Grant Barnes, Chief Regulatory Officer NRAR at Hunter water facility

    New Water Regulator 'NRAR' marks 75 days

    The state’s independent water regulation and compliance regulator is only 75 days young but is already out in the field as they prepare to ramp up operations.

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    Tougher penalties for water theft in NSW

    Corporations illegally taking water in NSW could face penalties of up to $5 million and individuals facing $500,000 fines, as part of tough new laws to protect the state’s most precious asset.

  10. Rory Treweeke, Grant Barnes and Mark Taylor at Walgett Weir on Barwon River

    NRAR chief visits Walgett water stakeholders

    Chief Regulatory Officer of the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) Grant Barnes was in Walgett today to meet with local stakeholders and talk about NRAR’s work to deliver world class regulation and compliance in water management in NSW.

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