News

  1. Murrumbidgee River, Balranald.

    Temporary restriction on interstate water trade

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment today announced a temporary restriction on interstate water trades into the NSW Murray, Lower Darling and Murrumbidgee regulated river water sources.

  2. Hunter River near Brisbanefleids Road

    Hunter flood mitigation

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government will invest $71.5 million to repair critical flood mitigation infrastructure in the Hunter Valley that has a proven track record of protecting the region.

  3. Aerial view of floodplain.

    Certainty for the environment, farmers and water users

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    Ministerial media release

    There is more certainty for farmers and the environment after the NSW Government’s licensing and measurement reform became law in Water Sharing Plans for the Border Rivers and Gwydir Valleys.

  4. Aerial view of Bega hinterland.

    Tender awarded for Bega-Tathra water treatment plant

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    Ministerial media release

    Bega and Tathra will soon benefit from a safer and more secure water supply, with the tender for the new $20.8 million water treatment plant awarded to Laurie Curran Water Pty Ltd.

  5. Warrumbungle countryside.

    New water treatment plant in the pipeline for Baradine

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    Ministerial media release

    Baradine is one step closer to a new water treatment plant with the NSW Nationals in Government committing $375,000 from its Safe and Secure Water Program to help fund its concept design.

  6. Healthy fish, healthy rivers and healthy farms

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    Ministerial media release

    NSW farmers and native fish species will benefit from modern fish-protection screens, which will protect aquatic life as well as valuable farming equipment.

  7. Wauchope Water Treatment Plant

    More water for Wauchope

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is joining forces with Port Macquarie Hastings Council to fund a $5.5 million upgrade to the Wauchope Water Treatment Plant which will boost water security for more than 70,000 people across the region.

  8. The upper reaches of the Murrumbidgee River. Northern Kosciuszko National Park. New South Wales, Australia.

    Rising river alert: Upper Murrumbidgee River below Tantangara Dam

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Upper Murrumbidgee River between Tantangara Dam and Yaouk in Southern NSW for Tuesday 26 July 2022.

  9. Aerial view of Wilcannia community

    Wilcannia Weir EIS on display

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    Ministerial media release

    Work is progressing on the $47 million Wilcannia Weir, which will future-proof the town’s water supply, with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) now on public exhibition.

  10. Bega Area Water Sharing Plan open for feedback

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    Departmental media release

    Residents, water users and stakeholders are invited to have their say on the draft Water Sharing Plan for the Bega region, a roadmap ensuring water is being managed fairly and equitably for local communities, industry, and the environment over the next decade.



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