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Aboriginal communities invited to have their say on water

8 July 2024

Aboriginal communities are being encouraged to have their say on the draft Aboriginal Water Strategy.

MI infrastructure overhaul to boost environmental water delivery

8 July 2024

More than 2,500 ML of water is set to return to the environment from across Griffith and Leeton after the Australian Government green-lighted the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Urban Channel Pipelines proposal.

Lifting the shell on endangered Manning River turtles

4 July 2024

Researchers have captured the world’s first images of endangered Manning River turtles mating in the wild as part of ramped-up monitoring work uncovering never-before-seen clues about their lives.

River gauges to provide clearer water data picture

2 July 2024

Water management authorities and local communities are now getting a better understanding of how our most precious resource is moving through the system thanks to 20 high-tech river gauges that have been installed or upgraded at key locations across

Six replacement water sharing plans commence

1 July 2024

The NSW Government has approved replacement water sharing plans for six regions across the state.

On-farm efficiency projects to recover more environmental water

1 July 2024

The NSW Government is continuing to stride forward on its Murray-Darling Basin Plan commitments by opening up applications for on-farm efficiency projects to help deliver more water back to the environment.

Water allocations reflect continued good water availability

1 July 2024

Today’s mostly full opening water allocations reflect the state’s continued good water availability following consecutive wet years. This is good news for licenced water users, who will see most entitlements nearing maximum allowable levels.

Shovels in the ground for fish passage early works

27 June 2024

Native fish in the MacIntyre River will soon be swimming further downstream and upstream thanks to work now underway to remove a concrete structure that is blocking fish migration, helping to reinstate waterways that allow fish to flourish.

A budget for the Baaka

27 June 2024

The 2024-25 NSW Budget paves the way for decisive action on water quality in the Far West by delivering $25 million to establish the Restoring the Darling-Baaka River Program.

NSW hits another Basin Plan milestone

26 June 2024

NSW is charging towards the finish line with four more of its water resource plans accredited by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

Restoration work starts to enhance Macquarie Marshes flows

24 June 2024

The NSW Government will soon kick off work to stabilise and restore a rapidly eroding riverbed in the Macquarie Marshes to help improve environmental water delivery to a critical Ramsar-listed wetland.

Hunter Water Regulation remake on public exhibition

24 June 2024

The Regulation that supports Hunter Water to provide critical water and wastewater services to more than 630,000 people across the region is up for renewal, and now is the time to have your say.