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Quarterly compliance reports

Regional compliance breakdown

Our compliance and enforcement activities in the three months from April to June 2023 confirmed that offences related to taking too much water and not having a compliant water meter continue to be the most common issue dealt with by NRAR.

Between January and June 2023, there were 301 potential compliance offences recorded across NSW, with over 60 per cent of these for illegal water take or metering breaches. Ensuring that water take is measured and reported accurately is one of our ongoing priorities. We audited properties that needed compliant metering equipment by 1 December 2020 and 2021 deadlines and released a new update about metering compliance for each region.

Statewide statistics for the second quarter of 2023 included:

  • 265 suspicious activity reports received
  • 360 investigations finalised
  • 64 enforcement actions, including 29 penalty infringement notices, 25 formal warnings and 9 directions to carry out remedial work, stop work orders and enforceable undertakings
  • 6 active prosecutions in court.

Use our interactive dashboard below to see what we have been doing in your area.