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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.

SA desal plant to provide water in drought
Environment
Friday November 8 2019

SA desal plant to provide water in drought

A virtually unused desalination plant in South Australia will be fired up over summer as part of an effort to help farmers in drought.

Warragamba Dam wall draft report ‘flawed’
Structural
Thursday September 26 2019

Warragamba Dam wall draft report ‘flawed’

Archaeologists have labelled a draft report for the controversial raising of NSW's Warragamba Dam wall as partly flawed and inadequate.

Acting PM wants more dams in northern Aust
Infrastructure
Monday September 23 2019

Acting PM wants more dams in northern Aust

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack says building dams will be key to improving Australia's water security as the nation deals with one of the "worst droughts...

States need to build more dams: minister
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Wednesday September 18 2019

States need to build more dams: minister

Water Minister David Littleproud has demanded state governments build more dams as towns across Queensland and NSW run out of drinking water.

Environment
Dec 9 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
Jul 10 2019
Brazil Court Convicts Vale for Dam Rupture

A Brazilian state judge has convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at...

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Infrastructure
May 13 2019
Libs, Labor Urged to Reveal Dam Wall Plans

 Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the major political parties to be upfront about their position on the raising of the wall of Sydney's...

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Infrastructure
Apr 30 2019
Coalition to Promise New Water Authority

Government scientists will guide large-scale water diversion projects including dams under a re-elected coalition government.

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Environment
Apr 15 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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Infrastructure
Apr 10 2019
'Wonderland At Risk' from Higher Dam Walls

A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted publicly, meaning a...

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Environment
Mar 29 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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Environment
Mar 25 2019
NSW Regional Water Minister Steps Down

The NSW regional water minister is stepping down after mass fish deaths in the state's major inland rivers sparked a barrage of threats and fuelled voter...

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Mar 22 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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