New legislation to shake up NSW water compliance and enforcement
Today marks a major milestone in the reform of management of water in NSW, with the passing of the Natural Resources Access Regulator Bill 2017.
New Deputy Secretary for Crown Lands & Water
The NSW Department of Industry today announced Liz Livingstone will be the Deputy Secretary for the newly created Crown Lands and Water Division.
Statement: Resignation of Gavin Hanlon
The Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry, Mr. Simon Smith, today accepted the resignation of Mr. Gavin Hanlon, former Deputy Director General at DPI Water.
Ken Matthews' statement on interim report
Ken Matthews' announcement regarding his interim report for Independent Investigation into NSW Water Management and Compliance
Minister Blair's response to Matthews' interim report
Ken Matthews’ interim report into water administration and compliance in NSW has been received by the NSW Government.Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair, thanked Mr Matthews and his team for undertaking such a thorough and comprehensive investigation so quickly.
Update on Matthews' review of water issues in NSW
Mr Matthews has completed information gathering for the interim report, and the drafting of this is close to completion.
Public consultation extended for Snowy Water Licence
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has extended the consultation period on the Snowy Water Licence until Friday, 13 October to allow further input from stakeholders.
Call for submissions on Water Management Regulation
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water is exhibiting proposed amendments to the Water Management (General) Regulation 2011, and is inviting submissions and feedback from stakeholders online.
Statement from Ken Matthews August 2017
Today I start the review that I have been commissioned to do by the NSW Government.
Appointment of independent review
Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair has announced the appointment of Ken Matthews AO to conduct an independent investigation into the issues raised by the ABC’s 4 Corners program on 24 July, 2017.