Previous convictions, warnings and compliance announcements
Welcome to the archive of media releases and news relating to convictions, warnings and compliance announcements.
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|17 December||Court conviction and fines for illegally constructing works in waterway (PDF, 200.07 KB)|
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the conviction and fines imposed on a landholder by the Deniliquin Local Court for illegally constructing works across Forest Creek on his property at Conargo, NSW.
|7 March||Court conviction and fines for illegally sinking bores (PDF, 195.78 KB)|
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the conviction and fines imposed by the Wagga Wagga Local Court for illegally sinking a number of groundwater bores on a property at Nangus, NSW.
|6 December||Water users asked to keep the streams flowing (PDF, 186.54 KB) |
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, reminded all water users and irrigators to keep the streams, creeks and rivers flowing. He advised construction of unauthorised works within NSW waterways is illegal and can have serious consequences.
|28 June||Prosecution for unlawfully taking water costs company director $370,000 (PDF, 220.97 KB) |
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today welcomed the conviction and fine on a Condobolin farmer relating to taking water unlawfully.
|11 May||Court convicts and fines grazier more than $9,000 for water theft (PDF, 197.2 KB) |
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the recent conviction and fine imposed on a Condobolin grazier, Shaun Graham Hamilton, by the Condobolin Local Court for illegally taking water.
|2 April||More compliance staff than ever patrolling the State's water supplies (PDF, 193.27 KB) |
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced that the NSW Office of Water had hired 11 new staff to monitor and enforce compliance with NSW water laws to ensure sustainable supplies for all users.
|28 March||Illegal dam court case costs company more than $58,000 (PDF, 196.28 KB) |
The NSW Office of Water today said it welcomed the recent conviction and fine imposed on the company November Foxtrot Sierra Pty Ltd by the Armidale Local Court for failing to comply with a direction to remove an illegal dam on Nowlands Creek.
|13 March||Commissioner warns of severe penalties for constructing levees without approval (PDF, 191.39 KB) |
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today warned landowners about constructing unauthorised levees or banks.