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    NRAR enforcement actions increase in July quarter despite statewide lockdown

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) took more enforcement actions between July and September than any other quarter in the previous 12 months, even though NSW was in lockdown.

  2. Floodplain harvesting measurement meters

    Growing jobs for Indigenous Australians in water metering

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    Departmental media release

    Up to 16 Aboriginal people will be supported to undertake a paid two-year traineeship generating a skilled workforce to support accurate water metering in rural and remote New South Wales.

  3. Works at Union Bend Road, Wilcannia.

    Jobs, economic boost for Wilcannia Weir roadworks

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    Ministerial media release

    Local jobs have been created in Wilcannia as the first stage of construction on Union Bend Road starts, paving the way for the town’s much anticipated new weir.

  4. Soon we will begin work on replacing floodplain management plans for the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan valleys.

    New floodplain management plans to be developed for southern NSW Murray Darling Basin

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will soon begin work on replacing floodplain management plans for the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan valleys.

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    Narrabri irrigator fined over unlawful water take

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    Departmental media release

    A Narrabri based landholder has been fined $10,000 following prosecution by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act).

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    NRAR lays 13 charges over alleged water access breaches in state’s south-west

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is prosecuting a landholder from the western Riverina for allegedly overdrawing 2700 megalitres (ML) of water from a Water Access Licence (WAL).

  7. 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.

  10. 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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