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Future proofing Bourke's water security

23 September 2022

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.

No compulsory land acquisitions for Reconnecting River Country

21 September 2022

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.

First New South Wales water resource plan accredited

21 September 2022

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.

Progress report finds strategy delivering big water wins for NSW

1 September 2022

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.

Walcha one step closer to improved water security

31 August 2022

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.

Flood works remediation to deliver healthier floodplains

30 August 2022

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.

Drought proofing the Central West

29 August 2022

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.

New era of water security for Greater Sydney

29 August 2022

Communities and businesses across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra are well on their way to securing an enduring, sustainable and resilient water supply after the NSW Government launched the Greater Sydney Water Strategy (GSWS) today.

Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

29 August 2022

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.

Strategy securing Namoi’s water future open for feedback

22 August 2022

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.

New Dungowan Dam remains best option for future of Tamworth

19 August 2022

The NSW Government has made available the Summary Business Case for the New Dungowan Dam, confirming the project is the most viable solution to secure Tamworth’s future water needs.

Temporary restriction on interstate water trade

5 August 2022

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.