NRAR is an independent water regulator which oversees the enforcement of water management laws in NSW. We also engage with water users, industry bodies, government departments and the wider community on matters relating to compliance.
Our primary function is to investigate alleged breaches of water law and issue directions and penalties where appropriate when water users have not complied with water laws. We also provide education and guidance to water users to encourage voluntary compliance.
We publish our regulatory priorities to show how and where we focus our efforts to ensure our water laws are followed.
Water resources are the foundation of healthy communities, environments and economies. Recognising how crucial water is (and its value) is integral to how we manage it, and how water laws are enforced.