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...

Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Regional NSW

Social housing tenants are enjoying significant relief of up to $1000 off their home energy bills thanks to targeted NSW Government programs to install solar panels on properties throughout regional NSW. Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said...

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...

Major Rain Drives Sydney Dam Levels to Four Year High

Sydney dam storages are at 95 per cent of storage capacity and climbing after a concerted rain event over the weekend generated the best inflows in six months, alleviating the drought for Sydney while much of regional NSW remains in drought. Minister for Water,...

NSW First in Australia Measuring Floodplain Harvesting

NSW will be the first state in Australia to measure floodplain harvesting as part of its historic water reform action plan. The Floodplain Harvesting Measurement Policy outlines how floodplain harvesting will be measured and monitored, in preparation for issuing...