News

  1. State-first strategy to secure future of NSW groundwater

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government today released the draft NSW Groundwater Strategy, the state’s first-ever long-term roadmap for the sustainable management of its vast and precious groundwater resources.

  2. Planned high-flow environmental water releases to the Snowy River will begin on Thursday 14 July.

    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Thursday 14 July 2022.

  3. Yanco Creek and surrounds

    New water allocations reflect record rainfall in recent months

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    Departmental media release

    The opening water allocations for NSW licenced water users reflect the significant turnaround from drought conditions to an abundance of water across the state.

  4. Bush rock and pool.

    Metro water sharing plans open for feedback

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government is inviting the community, water users and other key stakeholders to have their say on two draft replacement water sharing plans for Greater Sydney.

  5. Tender awarded for new Eurobodalla Dam

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    Ministerial media release

    Eurobodalla is one step closer to having a new 3,000 megalitre off-river water storage dam next to the Tuross River, after the tender for construction was awarded to Haslin Construction.

  6. Ground excavations at Finley.

    Safe and reliable water for Finley

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    Ministerial media release

    The community of Finley will soon have greater access to safe, secure and reliable water with construction now underway on a $6.6 million upgrade to its water treatment plant.

  7. Aerial view of Finley NSW

    Turning the tap on for Safe and Secure water

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    Ministerial media release

    Communities in regional and remote NSW are set to benefit from increased water security through a further $369.6 million investment in the Safe and Secure Water Program in the 2022-23 Budget, including $90 million in new money.

  8. Aerial view of Deniliquin irrigation farm.

    Cutting red tape for water licences

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    Ministerial media release

    Applying for water licences is set to be transformed with the NSW Government allocating $14.8 million in the 2022-23 Budget to modernise and improve water licensing and approvals processes.

  9. $1.1 billion for a stronger NSW water future

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    Ministerial media release

    $1.1 billion will be invested as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget to ensure the state has sustainable, secure and healthy water resources both now and into the future.

  10. Sprinkler spraying water

    If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it

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    Ministerial media release

    Fifty farming properties in the Border Rivers and Gwydir regions will partner with the NSW Government and receive free state-of-the-art floodplain harvesting measurement devices as licences are rolled out.



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