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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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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.
Round Five is now open for applications and will close 4pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), 19 March 2015.
Media release - A new five year monitoring plan for the Murray-Darling Basin announced today by the Commonwealth Government will provide unprecedented knowledge into the effectiveness of environmental watering.
Information about the funding conditions under the package can be obtained through Centrelink’s Farmer Assistance Line on 13 23 16. It is important to note that the irrigation exclusion period commenced when the grant was paid to the recipient....
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is preparing for drier times by building on the gains of the past few years and coordinating environmental flows with irrigation deliveries this water year.

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.​