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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.

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Scientists monitoring the effectiveness of Commonwealth environmental water in the Murrumbidgee wetlands have recently recorded several important migratory birds in the Lowbidgee floodplain including the sharp-tailed sandpiper and common...
09
May
2015
The closing date for submitting applications under Round Three of the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program has been extended to 2:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Tuesday 12 May 2015.
21
Apr
2015
Round Three of the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program is now open for applications within the Murray and Murrumbidgee catchment in New South Wales. Applications close Thursday 30 April 2015.
03
Feb
2015
The Australian Government has commenced a water purchase tender for the southern New South Wales catchments of Lower Darling, Murray and Murrumbidgee, closing at 5pm AEST on Friday, 10 April 2015.
28
Nov
2014
Round Five is now open for applications and will close 4pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), 19 March 2015.
25
Nov
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.​