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  1. NRAR Officer with drone

    Water compliance increasing: NRAR triples prosecutions as it hits its second anniversary

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  2. Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  3. NSW Government logo

    Temporary water restrictions for Buccaneit and Cunninyuek creeks

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  4. Barwon River meter pump breach

    Landowners from Walgett area face string of charges in Land and Environment Court

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  5. NSW Government logo

    Independent assessment of management of first flush in the Northern Basin to begin

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  6. Coffs Harbour non-compliant horticulture operation

    Water Regulator finds 18 Coffs Harbour horticulture operations non-compliant

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s independent water regulator has released the results from Phase 2 of its Coffs Harbour Intensive Horticulture compliance campaign.

  7. Picture of water metering telemetry system

    New water metering telemetry system now operational

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  8. NSW Government logo

    Flows resume in the Lower Darling River and temporary water restriction repealed

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced the lifting of the temporary water restriction for the Lower Darling River, now that flows have resumed.

  9. Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey with Barkandji Registered Native Title group Aboriginal Corporation CEO, Derek Hardman

    NSW Government partners with Barkandji people to bring improved health services to the Murray

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government has signed a landmark agreement with the Barkandji and Malyangapa Aboriginal communities to deliver a new integrated HealthOne facility in the Murray River town of Buronga.

  10. A Dubbo area landholders has been ordered to remove an unlawful dam and ordered to pay prosecution costs of $30,000

    Dubbo area water user convicted and fined $18,900

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    A Dubbo area landholder has been fined a total of $18,900, ordered to remove an unlawful dam and ordered to pay prosecution costs of $30,000 in Dubbo Local Court this week.



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