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  1. Sun setting over Wyangala Dam.

    Water Infrastructure NSW celebrates one year

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    Departmental media release

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the state’s first stand-alone water infrastructure agency, Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW), an organisation dedicated to planning and delivering around $4 billion in critical projects and creating thousands of jobs across the state over the next 10 years.

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    Maules Creek Coal judgement strengthened by enforceable undertaking

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    Departmental media release

    The Land and Environment Court convicted and ordered a fine of $200,000 to Whitehaven Coal-owned Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd yesterday, in a matter brought by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR).

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    Progress report on Northern Basin first flush review released

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    Departmental media release

    A progress report on implementation of recommendations from the Northern Basin first flush review has been released today.

  4. Protecting environmental flows in the Gwydir River system.

    NRAR finds solution to protect natural streams in Moree Plains

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has helped to protect environmental flows in the Gwydir River system, by finding a solution to address a landholder’s alleged unlicensed water take.

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    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 9 November 2021.

  6. Pipes at Calala for the Dungowan Dam and Pipeline.

    Final route announced for Dungowan Dam Pipeline

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    Ministerial media release

    Plans for greater water security in Tamworth and the Peel Valley have reached a significant milestone with the announcement today of the final route for the new 55 kilometre Dungowan Dam pipeline.

  7. NRAR Progress report 2020-21

    Progress continues for NRAR

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is getting the job done despite the challenges of the pandemic. The latest progress report shows NRAR has completed more inspections than ever before, helping water users understand their obligations and what they need to do to comply with the law.

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    Improving water conservation made easy

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government has committed over $240,000 through its water efficiency program to cover subscription costs to the Smart Water Advice program, which provides tools and resources to help councils and local water utilities provide water saving advice.

  9. The Commonwealth’s Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) removes illicit tobacco plants from Southern Tablelands property.

    NRAR works with illicit tobacco taskforce on latest prosecution

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has commenced a prosecution against a company and an individual based in the Southern Tablelands for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act).

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    Opportunity to obtain new water access licence

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is making new water access licences available in 47 groundwater sources across NSW.



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