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  1. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole opening new infrastructure at Bourke

    Future proofing Bourke's water security

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    Ministerial media release

    Bourke will be well prepared in the event of future droughts, with a $10 million state-of- the-art water treatment plant and a $5 million water security project which has delivered four new bores, two pipelines and a pump station.

  2. Aerial view of river

    No compulsory land acquisitions for Reconnecting River Country

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is developing a Landholder Negotiation Framework to protect the interests of farmers and landholders impacted by increased river flows as a result of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

  3. Minster Kevin Anderson

    First New South Wales water resource plan accredited

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    Ministerial media release

    Today the Minister for the Environment and Water has formally accredited the first water resource plan from New South Wales. The marks an important step forward in delivery of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

  4. Clifftop view of trees water and sun.

    Progress report finds strategy delivering big water wins for NSW

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    Departmental media release

    Communities across the state have reaped the benefits of the NSW Water Strategy, with the first progress report showing major milestones achieved just 12 months after its launch.

  5. Minister for Lands and Water and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announcing new Dungowan Dam project

    Walcha one step closer to improved water security

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    Ministerial media release

    A new 300 megalitre off-stream storage dam at Walcha will provide greater water security and reliability for residents and businesses and to help drought-proof the town’s water supply.

  6. Ibis on the wing.

    Flood works remediation to deliver healthier floodplains

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government is leading the charge in returning water to floodplains, wetlands, rivers and creeks by bringing unapproved flood works into compliance across the northern Basin.

  7. Lachlan River and surrounding bush

    Drought proofing the Central West

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is investing $22 million to make the Parkes/Peak Hill Water Supply Project a reality and to help future proof the region’s water supply.

  8. 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 from Monday 5 September through to Wednesday 7 September 2022.

  9. Namoi river

    Strategy securing Namoi’s water future open for feedback

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    Departmental media release

    The community is invited to have its say on the draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy, a plan to deliver more secure, safe and reliable water for Tamworth, Narrabri, Gunnedah and the Namoi region for the next 20 years and beyond.

  10. A spectacular view of Sydney from a helicopter.

    New era of water security for Greater Sydney

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    Departmental media release

    The community is invited to have its say on the draft Namoi Regional Water Strategy, a plan to deliver more secure, safe and reliable water for Tamworth, Narrabri, Gunnedah and the Namoi region for the next 20 years and beyond.



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