NRAR sometimes commissions strategic intelligence reports from experts in different areas to help plan our regulatory activities. These reports on the issues affecting the NSW water sector may be made public to provide additional information for water users to see the types of information that NRAR reviews uses to help prioritise our activities.
- NRAR Market Intelligence report - August 2019
- Report: Horizon Scan to Inform NRAR Strategic and Management Planning - June 2019
- Summary Report: Horizon Scan to Inform NRAR Strategic Management and Planning - June 2019
NSW water register
When NRAR has determined that water has been unlawfully taken, the Minister for Water may charge that person for the value of that water. This power was established under section 60G of the Water Management Act 2000 and clause 20 of the Water Management (General) Regulation 2018. NRAR uses the NSW water register, kept by WaterNSW, to calculate the value of the unlawfully taken water from trading price data.
The NSW water register includes water allocation trading price data since 2014–15. The trading of water allocations, being the water allocation under a water access licence available to be traded in a water year, is known as a water allocation assignment in the NSW Water Register. Trading price data means data about assignments of water allocations between access licences occurring in any month, but not any other dealings.