Urban development in south-east Melbourne will protect bandicoots

Approval for urban development to occur in Melbourne’s south-eastern growth corridor has been announced today. Melbourne’s south-eastern growth corridor is one of the four urban development areas in the Victorian Government program Delivering Melbourne’s Newest Sustainable Communities. This program will lead to over 350,000 new households supporting one million people, 15 major town centres, 85…

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Murtho salt scheme reduces River Murray salinity

A salt interception scheme designed to stop about 36,000 tonnes of salt from entering the River Murray has been launched in South Australia today. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham, and South Australian Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, today announced the completion of the Murtho Salt Interception Scheme,…

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Cross-border project opens up river to native fish

A 2000km project designed to help native fish species travel up the River Murray has been launched at Waikerie today. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham, and South Australian Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, today officially launched the Sea to Hume fishway program near Waikerie in South Australia’s…

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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…

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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…

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A Century of Cooperation in River Murray Management

It is one hundred years since a landmark agreement was made between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Commonwealth for the management and sharing of water resources of the Murray River.  In September 1914, after nearly sixty years of debate, droughts, community action, enquiry and a Royal Commission, the River Murray Waters Agreement…

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