‘CRITICAL’ STATUS FOR BILLION-DOLLAR REGIONAL PUMPED HYDRO PROJECT

The billion-dollar Oven Mountain pumped hydro project has been declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure by the NSW Government, kick-starting the country’s largest Renewable Energy Zone and unlocking opportunities for 600 regional jobs. Energy Minister Matt...

NSW BOLD PLANS TO SECURE CHANGES TO THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN PLAN

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey today told a Commonwealth Senate inquiry NSW could not deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan as it currently stands and foreshadowed bold new plans to deliver the basin’s triple bottom line benefits. In an...

SHOOTERS TAKE AIM AT FLOODPLAIN HARVESTING COMPLIANCE IN NSW

The Shooters have once again taken aim at NSW communities by partnering with Labor and the Greens to ensure that politics triumphs over sensible regulation of floodplain harvesting in NSW. The Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting)...

First General Security Allocations in Three Years

Improved conditions over the last few months has led to general security allocations for water users in the Lachlan of 28 per cent, Macquarie-Cudgegong 12 per cent and 4.2 per cent in Lower Namoi regulated river water sources, the first time since August 2017....

New Regional Hub Honours Decentralisation Pioneer

The NSW Government has delivered on its commitment to keep the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s regional headquarters in Orange, with the completion of the Ian Armstrong Building in Orange. Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey today...

Basin States set to Align with NSW on Water Compliance

The NSW Nationals today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement on adaptive water management, bringing some commonsense back into the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Deputy Premier John Barilaro said calls by NSW to scrap impractical measures under the...