The Western Australian chapter of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) will commence its task of assessing the impacts of climate change and stormwater management on local wetlands and urban environments after being officially opened by State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.

The Federal Government has announced the membership of the new Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development.

The Victorian Government has announced it will be ending Stage 1 water restrictions as of the start of December.

The Western Australian Government has announced that construction works on the $60 million Carnarvon flood mitigation levee system has begun.

Household water prices have risen by an average of 17 per cent, while domestic consumption has fallen by 8 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The Federal Government has announced that Murray-Darling Basin communities will share in $100 million in funding for economic diversification projects to assist them in transitioning to a ‘more sustainable water future’.

The Federal Government will provide $155 million for major projects aimed at restoring the health of the wetlands in the South Australian Murray region.

The Ord River irrigation expansion project has been greenlighted following an agreement between the Federal, Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments.

The Queensland Government has announced the appointment of board members for the bulk water authority that will manage the newly merged south east Queensland bulk water businesses.

The Victorian Government has introduced new guidelines that will allow ‘sensible development’ in potable water catchment areas.

The Queensland Government has announced $13.4 million worth of project funding to assist the state councils deliver the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommendations.

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Don Farrell, has announced that work has begun on the Oaklands Park wetland that will provide treated stormwater for up to 30 parks and reserves in the City of Marion in South Australia.

The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, committing to 3200 gigalitres of environmental flow.

The New South Wales Government has released a discussion paper on reform of the Water Industry Competition Act, inviting stakeholders to a series of consultation workshops.

The Queensland Government has convened the inaugural meeting of the Western Rivers Advisory Panel (WRAP) in Longreach.


Legislation that will see the creation of a single water and sewerage body has passed through the Tasmanian Legislative Council.

The Victorian Government has introduced new carryover rules aimed at better protecting reliability of seasonal allocations against water holders’ entitlements.

The Victorian Government has released the first draft initiative of the Living Victoria program, with State Minister for Water, Peter Walsh releasing the East Werribee Precinct Structure Plan (PSP).

CSIRO has announced that Professor Paul Bertsch has been named as the new Chief of its Land and Water division.

Sydney Water has outlined $13 million in repair works for two large wastewater pipelines across three Local Government Areas.

Leak detection technology has already helped the Western Australian Water Corporation save over 250 million litres per year, according to State Water Minister Bill Marmion.

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