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.
The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2014 is Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth. This year is also the 40th anniversary of the designation of the world’s first Ramsar site – Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, 8 May 1974.
The Minister has extended the listing assessment timeframes for the following ecological communities: Hinterland sand flats forest and woodland; Posidonia seagrass meadows; and Eucalypt woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt.
The Australian Government is seeking public comment on its draft survey guidelines for Australia’s Threatened Orchids: guidelines for detecting orchids. The public comment period closes at 5pm on 28 March 2014.
The Department is seeking public comment on the Green Army Draft Statement of Requirements, which sets out important features of the programme and outlines the proposed services required by the Australian Government to deliver the programme.
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.