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  1. Water utility

    Regulator monitors water take by utilities in Sydney, Hunter and Northern Rivers

    The state’s independent water regulator is starting inspections of local water utilities which administer town water supplies, as part of a new proactive monitoring campaign to determine their level of compliance with water laws.

  2. Companies held to account by water regulator

    The state’s water regulator is holding two companies to account in separate prosecutions for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000.

  3. Temporary water restriction for Upper Lachlan groundwater

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced a temporary water restriction for the Upper Lachlan groundwater management zone 1 in the Upper Lachlan Alluvial Groundwater Source.

  4. Temporary water restriction for Mortons Creek applied

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced a temporary water restriction which applies to the Mortons Creek Water Source.

  5. NSW Government logo

    Water regulator commences prosecution of mine at Maules Creek

    The state’s independent water regulator has commenced prosecution in the Land and Environment Court of a mine operator at Maules Creek near Boggabri in the state’s north west.

  6. NSW Water Allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

    Today’s water allocations announced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for licensed water users reflect some improvement in resource availability, particularly for towns and high priority entitlements.

  7. Lachland River NSW DPI

    Restriction on accessing carryover water in the Lachlan extended

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced an extension to the temporary water restrictions for access to general security carryover in the Lachlan regulated river.

  8. Barwon-Darling River NSW DPI

    New water sharing rules to protect water for the environment

    New water sharing plan rules to protect water for the environment and river connectivity are proposed to commence on 1 July and 1 December in the Gwydir, Macquarie and Barwon-Darling.

  9. NRAR fines Port Macquarie area water carter

    The state’s independent water regulator, the Natural Resources Access Regulator, has issued multiple fines to a Port Macquarie area water carter for allegedly taking water from the Wilson River without a water licence or approvals.

  10. NSW Groundwater allocations

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is making new water access licences available in 43 groundwater sources across NSW.



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