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    Hypoxic blackwater in western and southern NSW

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is warning hypoxic blackwater conditions are occurring along the Barwon-Darling River, which have impacted fish, causing some recent deaths.

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    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

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    Departmental media release

    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 a series of increased flow events between 19 and 29 December 2021.

  3. View of creek and park

    Action plan brings water jobs to our regions

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is investing $1.175 million for 200 new trainee places each year in NSW under a new plan to tackle the critical skills shortage in the water operations sector.

  4. NSW Government logo

    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

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    Departmental media release

    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 a series of increased flow events between 19 and 29 December 2021.

  5. Flood work infrastructure in New South Wales.

    Improving floodplain connections program

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government will soon begin work on its improving floodplain connections program, targeting high priority unapproved flood works across the northern Basin.

  6. Young ibis on the wing.

    Review backs first use of new rules protecting Barwon-Darling environmental flows

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    Ministerial media release

    An independent review has backed the NSW Government’s implementation of 3 new rules which protected an estimated 46 gigalitres of critical flows into the Barwon-Darling River earlier this year.

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    NRAR’s latest quarterly report highlights breaches in south-western border

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW water regulator issued six fines in the Wentworth area between July and September 2021.

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    NRAR enforcement actions increase in July quarter despite statewide lockdown

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    Departmental media release

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) took more enforcement actions between July and September than any other quarter in the previous 12 months, even though NSW was in lockdown.

  9. Floodplain harvesting measurement meters

    Growing jobs for Indigenous Australians in water metering

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    Departmental media release

    Up to 16 Aboriginal people will be supported to undertake a paid two-year traineeship generating a skilled workforce to support accurate water metering in rural and remote New South Wales.

  10. Works at Union Bend Road, Wilcannia.

    Jobs, economic boost for Wilcannia Weir roadworks

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    Ministerial media release

    Local jobs have been created in Wilcannia as the first stage of construction on Union Bend Road starts, paving the way for the town’s much anticipated new weir.



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