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  1. NRAR compliance officer looking at water pump

    Over 100 actions taken by new water regulator

    Natural Resources Access 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

    Natural Resources Access 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

    Minister for Regional Water

    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.

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

    New Water Regulator 'NRAR' marks 75 days

    Natural Resources Access Regulator

    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.

  6. 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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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