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    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.

  2. NRAR Officer with bore

    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.

  3. Snowy river

    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.

  4. NRAR Officer with drone

    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.

  5. 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.

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    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.

  7. Barwon River meter pump breach

    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.

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    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.

  9. Coffs Harbour non-compliant horticulture operation

    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.

  10. Picture of water metering telemetry system

    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.

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