News and Events

NSW Water Allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

NSW Water Allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

Published: 1 July 2020

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.

Planning Delivery Unit to unblock billions of dollars in investment

Planning Delivery Unit to unblock billions of dollars in investment

Published: 1 July 2020

The development industry and councils will now have access to a new Planning Delivery Unit (PDU) that will work with NSW Government agencies to unblock planning projects stuck in the system.

New water sharing rules to protect water for the environment

New water sharing rules to protect water for the environment

Published: 29 June 2020

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.

Restriction on accessing carryover water in the Lachlan extended

Restriction on accessing carryover water in the Lachlan extended

Published: 29 June 2020

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.

NSW showgrounds get extra $10.77 million funding

NSW showgrounds get extra $10.77 million funding

Published: 29 June 2020

Hundreds more shovel-ready projects to repair and renew showgrounds across the State will be supported with an additional $10.77 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Sydneysiders take to green space during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sydneysiders take to green space during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 28 June 2020

Visits to Sydney’s parklands and gardens have increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic as Sydneysiders embrace our wealth of green space.

NRAR fines Port Macquarie area water carter

NRAR fines Port Macquarie area water carter

Published: 25 June 2020

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.

NSW Groundwater allocations

NSW Groundwater allocations

Published: 25 June 2020

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

New infrastructure funding for North West Sydney

New infrastructure funding for North West Sydney

Published: 23 June 2020

Blacktown and The Hills will benefit from new sports fields and courts, more green space, and better transport connections thanks to the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF).

Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam - June

Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam - June

Published: 22 June 2020

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.