News

  1. Dam on a coastal farm.

    More security for coastal farmers

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    Ministerial media release

    Farmers and landholders who have coastal-draining properties will have greater water security following the NSW Government’s harvestable rights increase coming into effect today.

  2. Aerial view over Oyster farms, Merimbula Lake NSW.

    Towamba water sharing plan open for feedback

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    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government is seeking feedback from water users and other key stakeholders on the new draft Towamba water sharing plan.

  3. Sunset over Menindee Lakes.

    NSW leads discussions for proposed changes to Menindee Lakes operations

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    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government will begin discussions immediately with the Murray Darling Basin Authority and Basin jurisdictions on how to improve the way water in the Menindee Lakes is stored and managed.

  4. Sun setting over Wray Street Oyster Shed, Batemans Bay. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

    Have your say on the South Coast Regional Water Strategy

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment is calling on the community to have their say on the draft South Coast Regional Water Strategy for the second time.

  5. Planned high-flow environmental water releases to the Snowy River will begin on Tuesday 31 May.

    Snowy River high-flows to commence in late May

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    Departmental media release

    The first of nine planned high-flow environmental water releases to the Snowy River will begin on Tuesday 31 May and will continue through until early December 2022.

  6. Two people look at a washing machine.

    Taking a load off cost of living

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    Ministerial media release

    Up to 3,000 social housing tenants will be able to receive a new washing machine from only $150 thanks to a NSW Government pilot program supporting low-income residents and save on water.

  7. Grahamstown Dam.

    Water security plan for Lower Hunter

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    Ministerial media release

    Water security is at the heart of a new 40 year strategic water plan that will provide confidence for communities and businesses in the Lower Hunter area.

  8. Man walking in sunset in regional farm

    Metering experts roll into southern inland towns

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment is hitting the road in April and May to meet with water users in southern inland NSW to provide information about the non-urban water metering rules that are being rolled out across the state over the next 21 months.

  9. Murrumbidgee River at Balranald

    Strategy to secure Murray and Murrumbidgee's water future unveiled

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    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment this week released the draft Regional Water Strategies for the Murray and Murrumbidgee and is calling on the community to have its say.

  10. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joice and Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson visit the new Dungowan Dam site.

    NSW Government secures additional funding for new Dungowan Dam

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    Ministerial media release

    NSW has secured additional funding of up to $433 million from the Commonwealth towards the costs of the planned New Dungowan Dam in Tamworth to maintain town water supply and water for irrigators and landholders.



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