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Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory. Photo: John Baker.
Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge. Photo: Rebecca Gee.
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria. Photo: Bell Commercial Photography (2008).
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria
Pivot irrigation. Photo: Arthur Mostead.
Sweet corn crop under irrigation from a centre pivot
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Photo: Paul Wainwright.
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert
Mudflats King Sound.
Mudflats King Sound, West Kimberley

The Australian Government is providing national leadership on the challenges of meeting future demand for water in a drying climate.

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan delivers on the Australian Government's commitment to restore the Basin's rivers and wetlands to health while supporting strong regional communities and sustainable food production.

News

Commonwealth Environmental Water Office media release
01
Sep
2014
These documents are now available. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office welcomes information from the community on how environmental water can best be managed including further suggestions on the water use options.
24
Jul
2014
Applications close 5.00 pm AEST Thursday 14 August 2014.
18
Jul
2014
One of Australia’s internationally important wetlands will receive a boost with environmental water being made available to improve the health of the Hattah Lakes Ramsar site.
25
Jun
2014
The Strategy outlines the Government's approach to recovering water for the environment in the Murray-Darling Basin.
02
Jun
2014

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​

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