News

  1. Floodplain harvesting

    NSW leads on management of Floodplain Harvesting

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government’s historic Floodplain Harvesting Policy is one step closer to completion, making NSW the first state in Australia to measure and license floodplain harvesting.

  2. Menindee Lakes - Murray Darling Basin

    Historic agreement marks progress in Murray Darling Basin Plan

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    Ministerial media release

    Basin State Water Ministers today agreed to re-examine two major water efficiency projects under the Murray Darling Basin Plan to better future-proof their success.

  3. NSW Government logo

    Snowy River high-flows to commence in June

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    Departmental media release

    The first of nine 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 Director Water Planning and Implementation, Allan Raine, said today.

  4. NRAR staff in routine monitoring vehicle in Jugiong, NSW.

    NRAR visits more than 2,000 properties in six months

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    Editorial

    Officers from the Natural Resources Access Regulator’s (NRAR) routine monitoring program clocked up enough kilometres (87,000) to travel around the globe twice between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

  5. Grant Barnes, NRAR’s Chief Regulatory Officer.

    NRAR Assessing compliance with new metering regulations

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    Departmental media release

    NRAR has found low levels of compliance within the first group of water users with surface water pumps 500mm or larger, who were required to comply with the new non-urban water metering framework by December 2020.

  6. NSW Government logo

    Have your say on review of the Gwydir Valley floodplain management plan

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government is calling for community feedback on the five-year review of the Gwydir Valley floodplain management plan.

  7. Armidale Regional Council, NSW.

    NRAR fines Armidale regional council for alleged unlawful water take

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) issued the Armidale Regional Council two penalty notices for alleged unlawful water take between December 2019 and February 2020.

  8. NSW Government logo

    NRAR sets sights on quarry compliance

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    Departmental media release

    Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) officers will be visiting quarries in the Northern Rivers, the Hunter and Sydney Metro to assess their compliance with water laws.

  9. NSW Government logo

    NRAR focuses on unlawful spearpoints in Harrington

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) will be in Harrington, on the Manning River, in March tackling unlawful spearpoints.

  10. NSW Government logo

    First state water strategy

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government has commenced consultation on NSW’s first ever statewide 20-year water strategy to strengthen regional and metropolitan water services.



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