Water Regulator takes landowner, contractor to Court at Deniliquin
A landowner from south-western NSW has been taken to court by the state’s independent water regulator over 13 charges related to riverfront constructions on the Murray River. The contractor who did the work has also been charged.
Operation Drawdown to target overextracting bores in Griffith area
The state’s water regulator will be visiting properties with bores in the Griffith area in mid-June after a ‘desktop audit’ found almost 10 per cent of bores in the area may be extracting more water than allowed.
Snowy water licence amendments open for public exhibition
The NSW Government is encouraging the public to have their say on proposed amendments to the Snowy Water Licence with the public exhibition now open.
Water compliance increasing: NRAR triples prosecutions as it hits its second anniversary
Water compliance is increasing in NSW, thanks to the actions of the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) who this week marked its second anniversary, and tripled prosecution for water theft and lack of compliance earlier this month.
Snowy River high-flows to commence in June
The first of four 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 Acting Director Water Planning Implementation, Allan Raine, said today.
Temporary water restrictions for Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced temporary water restrictions for unregulated river water access licence holders authorised to extract water from parts of Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks within the Murray below Mulwala water source.
Landowners from Walgett area face string of charges in Land and Environment Court
Two landholders from the Walgett area will face 14 charges in the Land and Environment Court for breaches of water laws in 2016 and 2017.
Independent assessment of management of first flush in the Northern Basin to begin
An independent panel will begin an assessment of the management of the first flush event in the Northern Basin earlier this year, the result of the first significant rainfall event in the region since 2016.
Water Regulator finds 18 Coffs Harbour horticulture operations non-compliant
The state’s independent water regulator has released the results from Phase 2 of its Coffs Harbour Intensive Horticulture compliance campaign.
New water metering telemetry system now operational
The NSW Government has taken the next major step in implementing its high-tech water metering telemetry system, to ensure our most precious resource continues to be properly monitored.