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  1. Local community called to help shape the Reconnecting River Country Program

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    Departmental media release

    Private landholders, First Nations people and community organisations are invited to share their local knowledge and expertise to help shape the future of the Reconnecting River Country Program.

  2. Improving water efficiency through off-farm infrastructure

    Up to $1.5 billion available for off-farm efficiency projects in NSW

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is calling for projects that improve water efficiency through off-farm infrastructure to save water in the Murray Darling Basin.

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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 two high-flow events - Monday 23 August 2021 and Thursday 26 August 2021.

  4. Darlington Pont, Cookoothama NSW

    Work begins to Reconnect River Country in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government will soon begin consultation on its Reconnecting River Country program, which will deliver community-driven projects that will improve environmental outcomes along the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers.

  5. NRAR staff checking pump meter for accuracy

    NRAR takes action as 45% of affected pumps not fitted with accurate meters

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    Departmental media release

    The state’s independent water regulator has found that while most pumps 500mm and above are now fully compliant, or on the pathway to compliance, with new metering regulations, there are still pumps not fitted with accurate meters.

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    NSW water allocations reflect some easing after record drought conditions

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    Departmental media release

    Today’s opening water allocations announced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for NSW licenced water users reflect continued recovery in available water resources across the state, Director of Water Planning Implementation, Allan Raine said.

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    DPIE optimises best-practice management of the Snowy Water Licence

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has taken a significant step towards ensuring best-practice management of the Snowy Water Licence after its first 10-year review.

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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 Tuesday 6 July 2021.

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    Temporary water restriction for Upper Lachlan groundwater extended

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced the extension of the temporary water restriction for the Upper Lachlan Groundwater Management Zone 1 in the Upper Lachlan Alluvial Groundwater Source.

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    Three South Coast water sharing plans extended

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has announced an extension of the Water Sharing Plans for the Bega, Murrah-Wallaga and Towamba areas.



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