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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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Independent review of the ‘Water Trigger’ legislation – comments close 29 January 2016
The Australian Government has commenced a groundwater purchase tender for the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium opening at 9am AEDT on Monday 30 November 2015 and closing at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 10 February 2016.
Lachlan River residents and visitors may notice small rises in the river due to environmental flows currently taking place and continuing until mid-December at Willandra Weir.
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 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.​