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  1. NSW Water Allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Today’s water allocations announced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for licensed water users reflect some improvement in resource availability, particularly for towns and high priority entitlements.

  2. Barwon-Darling River NSW DPI

    New water sharing rules to protect water for the environment

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    New water sharing plan rules to protect water for the environment and river connectivity are proposed to commence on 1 July and 1 December in the Gwydir, Macquarie and Barwon-Darling.

  3. Lachland River NSW DPI

    Restriction on accessing carryover water in the Lachlan extended

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced an extension to the temporary water restrictions for access to general security carryover in the Lachlan regulated river.

  4. NRAR fines Port Macquarie area water carter

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s independent water regulator, the Natural Resources Access Regulator, has issued multiple fines to a Port Macquarie area water carter for allegedly taking water from the Wilson River without a water licence or approvals.

  5. NSW Groundwater allocations

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is making new water access licences available in 43 groundwater sources across NSW.

  6. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam - June

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    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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 Monday 29 June 2020.

  7. NRAR Officer with bore

    Operation Drawdown to target overextracting bores in Griffith area

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  8. Snowy river

    Snowy water licence amendments open for public exhibition

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    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.



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