Government’s Regional Dam Projects Backed By Local Communities

Local communities are overwhelmingly supportive of the NSW government’s plan to construct a new dam near Tamworth and increase the storage capacity of the existing Wyangala dam, according to a recent independent survey. An analysis of community and stakeholder...

‘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 CRACKING DOWN ON WATER SPECULATORS

The NSW Government is introducing new measures to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour and expose speculation in the water market, to address concerns raised by regional communities. Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government...

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)...

Innovation to Cool Western Sydney

The burgeoning Western Parkland City will be smarter, cooler and greener under a new approach to planning and development. Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said a report released today, led by Sydney Water in partnership with leading architects,...