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Upper Murrumbidgee environmental flows to commence late June

26 May 2022

The first of three planned high-flow water for environment releases to the Upper Murrumbidgee River will begin on Thursday 23 June, followed by one in late July and the final release in mid-October 2022.


Rising river alert: Snowy River below Jindabyne, 31 May 2022

23 May 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 for Tuesday 31 May 2022.


More security for coastal farmers

13 May 2022

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.


Towamba water sharing plan open for feedback

10 May 2022

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


NSW leads discussions for proposed changes to Menindee Lakes operations

4 May 2022

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.


Have your say on the South Coast Regional Water Strategy

4 May 2022

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.


Cobar pumped to get new water infrastructure

3 May 2022

The construction of three new pump stations at Nyngan, Hermidale and Cobar to improve water reliability in the state’s Far West has been given the green light after the Australian Government agreed to co-fund the $46 million project with the NSW


Snowy River high-flows to commence in late May

2 May 2022

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.


Taking a load off cost of living

28 April 2022

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.


Water security plan for Lower Hunter

27 April 2022

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.


Strategy to secure Murray and Murrumbidgee's water future unveiled

12 April 2022

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.


NSW Government secures additional funding for new Dungowan Dam

4 April 2022

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.