New Lake Merreti infrastructure to benefit wetlands, floodplains and weir pools

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham, and South Australian Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, officially launched a regulator at South Australia’s Lake Merreti, which is part of the Riverland site – a wetland of International importance under the Ramsar Convention. The regulator and other surface water infrastructure is…

Second round of $240 million River Murray program open

The second round of grants under the $240 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Irrigation Industry Program (3IP) will open for Expressions of Interest on Monday September 22, 2014. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the program was one of the biggest ever government investments in a South Australian region. “The Australian and South Australian government…

$1.9m boost for South Australian community revegetation program in the Lower Lakes

A $1.9m grant will provide continued support to the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning (GWLAP) group’s Community Revegetation Program for the Lower Lakes region in 2014-15. The revegetation program is part of the Coorong Murray Mouth and Lower Lakes (CMMLL) Recovery Project, part of the South Australian Government’s Murray Futures program which is funded…