2019 media releases

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    NSW changes course of Basin Plan and puts regional communities first

    18 December 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW has today delivered an overhaul of the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP), for the first time since its inception, to meet the current needs of Basin communities.

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    Independent review of Land Negotiation Program

    19 November 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    The NSW Government is doing an independent review of a program to help Aboriginal communities and local councils get maximum benefits from Crown Land.

  3. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam - November

    7 November 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Thursday 14 November 2019.

  4. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam - October

    23 October 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Industry today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Wednesday 30 October 2019.

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    Water Regulator protecting the Barwon-Darling

    22 October 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR), the state’s water regulator has completed ‘Operation Yadhala Mil’, auditing 21 properties in the Barwon-Darling region from Bourke to Mungindi in a proactive campaign to ensure water users understand their rights and responsibilities as approval and licence holders.

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    Groundwater allocations available across NSW

    11 October 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking expressions of interest in new groundwater allocation releases available for 40 water sources across NSW, urging interested water users to lodge an application.

  7. Water pressure returns in the Great Artesian Basin

    Water pressure returns in the Great Artesian Basin

    3 October 2019
    Ministerial Media Release - Minister Melinda Pavey

    The NSW Government is investing $13 million over the next four years to continue their ‘Cap & Pipe the Bores Program’ in the Great Artesian Basin, work that has seen water pressure in the area increase for the first time in decades.

  8. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam

    26 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 3 September 2019.

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    Murray Darling Basin plan untenable for NSW

    5 August 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW is considering its options, in relation to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, after today’s Ministerial Council meeting failed to deliver for regional communities by refusing to pursue transparency and the threat of buybacks back on the table.

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    Feedback sought on NSW fractured rock groundwater resource plan

    22 July 2019
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    NSW Deputy Secretary Water Jim Bentley today announced the draft Water Resource Plan for NSW Murray Darling Basin Fractured Rock areas has been placed on public exhibition for community feedback.