Talking with the community

Getting started

At its establishment, NRAR moved quickly to strengthen water compliance and enforcement regimes in the Murray-Darling Basin, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). Read the media release

NRAR’s Chief Regulatory Officer Grant Barnes regularly visits NRAR field staff across the state and meets with major stakeholders. The speeches and presentations he has delivered are available below:

  • 9 August 2018 – Cotton Australia conference key-note speech
  • 29 August 2018 – Murray Darling Association annual conference - presenter
    • 9 August 2019 – Australian Water Association conference - presenter
  • 4 March 2020 – NSW Irrigator’s Council general meeting, speaker & presenter

The NRAR board continues to meet with key stakeholders to better enable their governance and leadership of NRAR’s direction. Records of these meetings are available below.

Stakeholder engagement strategy

Our stakeholders are the individuals and groups that could affect or be affected by our activities. NRAR sets out the key principles that guide how we engage with our stakeholders and the broader community. These principles are intended to ensure we maximise the value of those engagements for all parties.

Engagement principles

NRAR is committed to engaging with stakeholders and the community in a way that is:

  • open and transparent: it is important to be open and transparent in dealings with stakeholders to protect the integrity of NRAR’s work, and to encourage legitimate engagement and consultation
  • respectful and attentive: listening to and acknowledging the perspective and experience of stakeholders to best enable a two-way relationship between NRAR and stakeholders
  • responsible and timely: ensuring there is sufficient time to facilitate meaningful engagement, and responding in an efficient manner.

Implementation and responsibility

NRAR’s stakeholder engagement strategy aims to inform, consult, involve, collaborate and empower NRAR’s stakeholders. This fits with the guidelines developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Engagement activities

Learn about current stakeholder engagement activities.

Read about stakeholder engagement with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Water.