The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has sold 22.864 gigalitres of Commonwealth environmental water allocations for a return of $6.458 million that will be used to improve the environment of the Murray Darling Basin.
A competitive tender for groundwater purchasing will be conducted in Queensland’s Upper Condamine Alluvium, with a budget of up to $10 million. The tender will open at 9am AEDT on 30 November 2015 and will close at 5pm AEDT on 10 February 2016.
The Australian Government is establishing a new program to assist irrigators modernise their on-farm irrigation infrastructure and return the resulting water savings to the environment. Public comments on program design are open until 11 December.
Pumping of environmental water into Martin Bend started this week as part of the Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin wetland and floodplain program with water and funding support from the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and SAMDB NRM Board today announced the signing of a partnership agreement that will see environmental water delivered to key floodplains and wetlands along the River Murray in South Australia.