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These projects are managing allocations of water to achieve environmental and ecological outcomes in wetlands, rivers and underground.

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    Feathered frenzy at Yanga wetlands

    A new generation of waterbirds has taken flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have completed their breeding cycles in the park.  Environmental water created ideal conditions for the breeding event – a first for internationally recognised great egrets in the park since 2011.  The […]

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    Water rats return after environmental water

    A new generation of waterbirds has taken flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have completed their breeding cycles in the park.  Environmental water created ideal conditions for the breeding event – a first for internationally recognised great egrets in the park since 2011.  The […]

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    Restoring the health of Yarradda Lagoon

    Yarradda Lagoon is on the road to recovery thanks to the combined efforts of landholders and environmental water managers. Yarradda Lagoon, west of Darlington Point, is an important colonial waterbird breeding site on the Murrumbidgee River, but was hit hard by the millennium drought.

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    Murray Darling Wetlands in good hands

    A new generation of waterbirds has taken flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have completed their breeding cycles in the park.  Environmental water created ideal conditions for the breeding event – a first for internationally recognised great egrets in the park since 2011.  The […]

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    A Clearer Passage for the Pumicestone

    Sunshine Coast Council is committed to maintaining healthy waterways; Council’s vision is to be ‘Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse’. Recently, a catchment and estuary action plan for the Pumicestone Passage and its Catchment has been completed, which was initiated by the Sunshine Coast Waterways and Coastal Management Strategy 2011-2021. This action plan is part of Councils strategy to develop and implement tailored river catchment action plans and was the first one completed.

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    Working together for wetlands

    Landholders have joined forces with the Office of Environment and Heritage to revive long-stranded wetlands in the Murrumbidgee valley. The ongoing efforts of OEH staff and property owners has triggered the return of thousands of waterbirds including several threatened species. And the story continues . .

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    Improving Connectivity of Flows in the Lower Ovens Floodplain

    A new generation of waterbirds has taken flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have completed their breeding cycles in the park.  Environmental water created ideal conditions for the breeding event – a first for internationally recognised great egrets in the park since 2011.  The […]

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    Little fish, big future

    A wetland rehabilitation program in the Murray Valley National Park is giving one tiny fish a fighting chance at survival. The Southern Pygmy Perch and its natural habitat are the focus of an environmental watering program co-ordinated by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

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    Glenelg River Restoration Project

    Over fourteen years the Project has worked with over 659 individual landholders, community groups and government agencies to help construct 1725km of fencing, planted more than half a million trees and direct seeded 796km of waterway frontage. The restoration program has also completed 2784ha of weed control, re-instated 870 pieces of large wood, opened 977km of the Glenelg river and its tributaries to fish movement and established and delivered an environmental flows entitlement.