What we do

Our objectives

The principal objectives of the NRAR are:

  • to ensure effective, efficient, transparent and accountable compliance and enforcement measures for the natural resources management legislation
  • to maintain public confidence in the enforcement of the natural resources management legislation.

To achieve this we will:

  • actively engage with stakeholders, providing assistance when it is sought
  • work diligently on compliance matters
  • proactively inform the community of our actions
  • take enforcement action when necessary, demonstrating a firm but fair approach.

Download the NRAR Regulatory Policy

Our establishment plan

The NRAR Establishment Plan outlines a suite of seven programs comprising 33 projects to establish the NRAR and build its capability to be a best-practice regulator.

Progress reports on the NRAR Establishment Plan implementation will be regularly provided to the NRAR Board and published on this website.

Ethics framework

Embedding Ethics into NRAR’s ‘DNA’, is the ethical framework that guides the NRAR’s policies, practices and employee performance.

The NRAR Ethics Framework outlines the values and principles of behaviour we apply in the design and operation of NRAR policies and programs, and in our employee conduct, when implementing the Water Management Act 2000, Natural Resources Access Regulator Act 2017, Dams Safety Act 2015 and other relevant legislation. Note that any reference to the NRAR’s ‘customers’ is a reference to a regulated entity or group of regulated entities, as described in the NRAR’s Regulatory Policy.

NRAR Code of Ethics and Conduct

The code identifies mandatory requirements and best practice conduct for the NRAR’s employees. Contractors, casual staff, consultants and others working with the NRAR must also demonstrate conduct consistent with this Code.

Download the Code of Ethics and Conduct