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Next stage of Snowy 2.0 given green light
Infrastructure
Monday April 6 2020

Next stage of Snowy 2.0 given green light

The next stage of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 expansion has been given the green light with approval for construction of the project's Segment Factory.

Australia Needs Leadership on Integrated Water Management
Environment
Wednesday March 25 2020

Australia Needs Leadership on Integrated Water Management

Australia needs leadership and clear policy objectives if an integrated approach toward urban water management is to succeed, a report has found.

Infrastructure Adviser Wants Water Plan
Infrastructure
Wednesday February 26 2020

Infrastructure Adviser Wants Water Plan

Australia should have a national water strategy and a plan to protect coastal cities as rising sea levels threaten homes and businesses, the nation's independent infrastructure...

Snapshot of Australia’s water supply
Environment
Tuesday January 21 2020

Snapshot of Australia’s water supply

A SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA'S WATER SUPPLY AS OF JANUARY 16 2020:

Qld mayor takes stand against water mining
Mining
Thursday December 5 2019

Qld mayor takes stand against water mining

A southeast Queensland mayor has taken a stand against companies sucking out precious water supplies from beneath the rainforest.  

Qld dam could crumble in extreme weather
Structural
Monday December 2 2019

Qld dam could crumble in extreme weather

An independent inquiry will be launched into Bundaberg's troubled Paradise Dam amid warnings the dam wall has an "unacceptable" risk of breaking apart during an extreme...

Tears as flood victims win landmark case
Infrastructure
Monday December 2 2019

Tears as flood victims win landmark case

It's been almost nine years since Queensland retiree Frank Beaumont watched floodwaters swallow his home west of Brisbane.

New water restrictions for Greater Sydney
Environment
Friday November 22 2019

New water restrictions for Greater Sydney

Greater Sydney will face tougher water restrictions as dam levels fall rapidly and the region grapples with a deepening drought "more severe" than the millennium drought.

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked
Infrastructure
Friday November 15 2019

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked

The NSW parliament has passed a temporary bill fast-tracking water infrastructure projects - including dams and pipelines - in towns with a critical water need.

Infrastructure
May 18 2020
Shower a 'sanctuary' from virus: Syd study

Sydneysiders are using enough water to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day as they spend more time at home.

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Infrastructure
Feb 28 2020
Qld flood class action win to be appealed

A second Queensland water provider is appealing a class action decision on the 2011 floods potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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Environment
9 Dec, 2019
No threat to Sydney water quality for now

Sydney's drinking water won't be impacted by emergency bushfires burning near Warragamba Dam and elsewhere around the city, authorities say.

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Environment
15 Apr, 2019
SA's Recreational Reservoir Opens

The South Australian government may allow access to a drinking water catchment south of Adelaide. 

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Environment
29 Mar, 2019
Labor Pledge to Protect SA's Water Flows

A Labor government would try to restore the Murray-Darling Basin to health by overturning a deal made last year.

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22 Mar, 2019
Growing Backlash over NSW Dam Wall Plan

Community groups and traditional owners have accused the NSW government of not being transparent over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.

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Environment
15 Mar, 2019
Qld Council Wants 'Big Decisions' on Water

A drought-affected Queensland regional council has pleaded for a significant increase in water security funding to prevent a possible nationwide impact on food prices.

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Environment
6 Sep, 2018
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools

A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.

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Environment
23 Aug, 2018
Sydney's Desalination Plant being Tested

Work is underway preparing Sydney's desalination plant so it can be switched on if the city's dam levels continue to fall during the NSW drought.

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