News

  1. NRAR Chief Regulatory Officer, Grant Barnes.

    NRAR commences 3 prosecutions to ring in 3rd year

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) commenced two prosecutions in the Land and Environment Court and another in the Tenterfield Local Court last week.

  2. NRAR regulatory officers attend property in Griffith

    NRAR prosecutes two Griffith water users for alleged unlawful water take

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has charged two water users from Griffith for breaching the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act) after they allegedly took water in excess of their licences and approvals.

  3. NRAR regulatory officer attending the site.

    NRAR prosecutes earthmoving company for alleged water law breaches

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has charged a Queensland-based earthmoving company for allegedly breaching the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act) by constructing a bore without the required approval.

  4. Menindee Lake

    Five projects set to accelerate Basin Plan

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    Ministerial media release

    Implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan has shifted up a gear, following agreement between the Commonwealth and Basin states.

  5. Floodplain harvesting

    Floodplain Harvesting regulations 'What We Heard' reports released

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    Ministerial media release

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has finalised consultation on floodplain harvesting regulations that will enable the rollout of the NSW Government’s first-ever floodplain harvesting licensing and measurement scheme.

  6. Floodplain harvesting

    NSW leads on management of Floodplain Harvesting

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government’s historic Floodplain Harvesting Policy is one step closer to completion, making NSW the first state in Australia to measure and license floodplain harvesting.

  7. Menindee Lakes - Murray Darling Basin

    Historic agreement marks progress in Murray Darling Basin Plan

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    Ministerial media release

    Basin State Water Ministers today agreed to re-examine two major water efficiency projects under the Murray Darling Basin Plan to better future-proof their success.

  8. NSW Government logo

    Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

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    Departmental media release

    The first of nine planned high-flow environmental water releases during winter and spring to the Snowy River are set to commence in late June, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Director Water Planning and Implementation, Allan Raine, said today.

  9. NRAR staff in routine monitoring vehicle in Jugiong, NSW.

    NRAR visits more than 2,000 properties in six months

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    Editorial

    Officers from the Natural Resources Access Regulator’s (NRAR) routine monitoring program clocked up enough kilometres (87,000) to travel around the globe twice between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

  10. Grant Barnes, NRAR’s Chief Regulatory Officer.

    NRAR Assessing compliance with new metering regulations

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    Departmental media release

    NRAR has found low levels of compliance within the first group of water users with surface water pumps 500mm or larger, who were required to comply with the new non-urban water metering framework by December 2020.



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