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WaterNSW took almost a year to act on water theft accusations: EDO

11 March 2018

Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald
11 March 2018

The NSW government took almost a year to begin legal action against a big irrigator on the Barwon-Darling River after being alerted of water extraction that put Broken Hill’s water supply at risk.

The Environmental Defenders Office NSW told WaterNSW on April 24, 2017, that Peter Harris and Jane Harris had allegedly taken about 7 billion litres during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 water years without authority, according to documents obtained by Fairfax Media.

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