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