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40,000 megalitres of water has been allocated in the lower Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, to help protect the area’s wetlands.
10
Apr
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is now recruiting local engagement officers to work directly with Murray-Darling Basin communities.
10
Apr
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps today announced that up to 400 megalitres of water allocations will be available for sale in the Peel Valley.
11
Mar
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps today announced his intentions regarding the trade of environmental water in three New South Wales catchments over the remainder of 2013-14.
06
Mar
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has accepted 16 offers to buy a combined total of 10 gigalitres of Commonwealth environmental water for a return of $3.217 million for the Murray Darling environment.
29
Jan
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder today released the Trading Framework that outlines the requirements and standards for Commonwealth activity in the water market.
20
Jan
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder today announced up to 10 gigalitres of water allocation will be available for sale in the Gwydir valley. This is the first time the Water Holder has traded environmental water since its inception in 2008.
20
Jan
2014
Up to an additional 40,000 ML of Commonwealth environmental water, subject to water availability within the connected Southern Basin catchments, has been made available for use to provide base flows and freshes in the Goulburn River between January and June 2014.
13
Dec
2013
10 December 2013 Commonwealth environmental water has been made available for use by the Nature Foundation South Australia between December 2013 and June 2016 at multiple sites along the South Australian River Murray.
10
Dec
2013
For the first time Commonwealth environmental water is being provided to the Mehi River and to Carole Creek in the Gwydir catchment to provide in-stream flows to maintain habitat for native animals, particularly native fish.
28
Oct
2013
The office has published a report on Commonwealth environmental water carryover from 2012-13 into 2013-14 and related fact sheets.
16
Sep
2013
The regional locations and hosting organisations for six Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Local Engagement Officers have been identified.
22
Aug
2013
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office has published two reports produced through monitoring and evaluation projects in the Edward-Wakool and Murrumbidgee river systems.
13
Aug
2013
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office does not currently anticipate trading allocations or entitlements (excluding zero dollar transfers) in the first half of 2013-14.
02
Aug
2013
Up to 300 gigalitres of Commonwealth environmental water is being provided to help improve water quality and flush salt and nutrients from the Murray River, improving conditions for native plants, fish and water birds particularly in the Lower Lakes and the Coorong.
01
Aug
2013
Environmental water is being deliver to a range of inner-floodplain native plant communities in the marshes such as reed beds and water couch meadows while supporting migratory waterbirds and native fish and keeping waterbird colony sites healthy.
22
Jul
2013
Environmental water is being provided to the Loddon and Campaspe Rivers and lower Broken Creek for the overarching purpose of improving and maintaining the ecological health and resilience of these systems.
09
Jul
2013
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office has released a tender for the Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project.
03
Jul
2013