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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.
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.
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.
NSW Government secures $40,000 fine for water theft
The NSW Department of Industry—Lands & Water has successfully prosecuted a Greendale based Nepean River water user in the Parramatta Local Court for the theft in 2015 of water for the irrigation of a commercial vegetable crop.
Executive team appointed for new independent water regulator
Another positive step in delivery of the NSW Government’s Water Reform Action Plan was announced today with the appointment of the new executive team for the independent NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator.
Action on NSW water reform
The Department of Industry—Water has announced the next stage to deliver best practice water management in NSW with the launch of consultation papers.
Prosecutions begin for water compliance breaches
Water NSW has now finalised lengthy investigations into compliance matters and this week they have begun several prosecution proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Stronger ties for stronger compliance regimes in the Basin
Work to strengthen compliance and enforcement regimes in the Murray–Darling Basin continues apace, with the MDBA signing a MoU with the NRAR.
NSW water reform package
The NSW Government today announced details of a comprehensive water reform package.
Statement from Ken Matthews
I have submitted the final report of my Independent Investigation into NSW Water Management and Compliance to the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry.