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    Narrabri irrigator fined over unlawful water take

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    Departmental media release

    A Narrabri based landholder has been fined $10,000 following prosecution by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act).

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    NRAR lays 13 charges over alleged water access breaches in state’s south-west

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is prosecuting a landholder from the western Riverina for allegedly overdrawing 2700 megalitres (ML) of water from a Water Access Licence (WAL).

  3. Sun setting over Wyangala Dam.

    Water Infrastructure NSW celebrates one year

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    Departmental media release

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the state’s first stand-alone water infrastructure agency, Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW), an organisation dedicated to planning and delivering around $4 billion in critical projects and creating thousands of jobs across the state over the next 10 years.

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    Maules Creek Coal judgement strengthened by enforceable undertaking

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    Departmental media release

    The Land and Environment Court convicted and ordered a fine of $200,000 to Whitehaven Coal-owned Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd yesterday, in a matter brought by the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR).

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    New Wilcannia Weir nears construction phase

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    Ministerial media release

    The Wilcannia Weir Replacement project is gearing up to start construction next year with the last planning milestones to be completed in the coming months.

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    Water Infrastructure to boost local jobs

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is encouraging businesses in the Riverina to help deliver local projects as part of a more than $4 billion investment in water infrastructure across the state.

  7. Protecting environmental flows in the Gwydir River system.

    NRAR finds solution to protect natural streams in Moree Plains

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has helped to protect environmental flows in the Gwydir River system, by finding a solution to address a landholder’s alleged unlicensed water take.

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    Progress report on Northern Basin first flush review released

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    Departmental media release

    A progress report on implementation of recommendations from the Northern Basin first flush review has been released today.

  9. Aerial photo of Brunswick River picnic area, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve.

    CSIRO to conduct independent review into far north coast water security

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government has engaged Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), to review options being considered in the Far North Coast Regional Water Strategy.

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    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 9 November 2021.



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