All recent media releases relating to water management issued by the NSW Office of Water and the NSW Regional Algal Co-ordinating Committees are available to download from the listings below.

Media releases from the Minister for Primary Industries relating to water management can be viewed by selecting the link on the right hand side of this page. Previous news releases from the Office of Water and the Algal Coordinating Committees can also be viewed by selecting the appropriate link on the right hand side of this page.

Date NSW Office of Water
15 Apr 2014
Increase to the Murrumbidgee general security water allocation (PDF 196 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, announced today an increase of 4 percent to the Murrumbidgee general security allocation.
04 Apr 2014
NSW Office of Water refutes Greens claims on Santos Mining licence (PDF 35 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today refuted claims that the Aquifer Interference Policy will not apply to the assessment of the proposed Narrabri Gas Project.
03 Apr 2014
What's happening on the riverbank at Wahgunyah? (PDF 188 KB)
Riverbank rehabilitation works, including the placement of large logs and rock, fencing and revegetation are soon to commence on the Murray River at Wahgunyah.
01 Apr 2014
No increase to Murrumbidgee general security (PDF 188 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that there would be no change to the  Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation, which would remain on 59 percent of entitlement.
31 Mar 2014
Heavy fines imposed on Hillston irrigator who took water without a meter (PDF 188 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the conviction and fine imposed on a Hillston irrigator in the Griffith Local Court earlier this month.
28 Mar 2014
Water availability outlook for Peel Valley water users for 2014/15 (PDF 192 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the water availability outlook for licence holders in the Peel Regulated River water source for the coming 2014/15 water year.
17 Mar 2014
Time running out to register for a floodplain licence in the Macquarie and Barwon-Darling Rivers (PDF 200 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today reminded landholders that time is running out to register an interest in a floodplain harvesting licence in the Macquarie and Barwon-Darling River valleys.
17 Mar 2014
Allocation update and outlook for Murrumbidgee water users (PDF 195 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that there would be no change to the  Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation which would remain on 59 percent of entitlement.
13 Mar 2014
Forecast water availability for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 192 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the likely range of forecast water availabilities in the Lachlan Regulated River water source for the up-coming 2014/15 water year.
03 Mar 2014 Continued dry conditions mean there is no change to the Murrumbidgee General Security water allocation (PDF 192 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that there would be no change to the  Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation that would remain on 59 percent of entitlement.
27 Feb 2014 Forecast water availability in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 200 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the likely forecast water availabilities in the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers for the up-coming 2014/15 water year.
26 Feb 2014 North Coast councils keen on protecting our water sources (PDF 200 KB)
North Coast councils have shown they are keen to help protect our water resources, with Lismore City Council recently hosting a workshop presented by the NSW Office of Water.
25 Feb 2014 Lower Darling temporary trade closed (PDF 188 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the closure of temporary trade into and out of the regulated lower Darling River.
18 Feb 2014 Menindee Lakes management passes to NSW control (PDF 200 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today advised that water levels in the Menindee Lakes have now fallen below the trigger at which management control switches to NSW.
17 Feb 2014 Drought brings increased water complaints (PDF 204 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today said drought conditions across much of inland NSW has seen an increase in reports from rural landholders about unauthorised water use.
17 Feb 2014 Continued hot and dry conditions means no change to Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 184 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that the Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation would remain unchanged at 59 percent of entitlement.
03 Feb 2014 No Increase to Murrumbidgee general security allocation (PDF 188 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that the Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation would remain unchanged at 59 percent of entitlement.
28 Jan 2014 Murrumbidgee trade imbalance cleared / Forecast water availability in the Murrumbidgee Valley (PDF 199 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the imbalance in water trade in the Murrumbidgee Valley had now eased and that trade of allocated water into the Murrumbidgee Valley would recommence via a ballot.
22 Jan 2014 Rural water users face restrictions in the Hastings catchment (PDF 196 KB)
The NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today said that persistent hot and dry conditions have lead to the introduction of pumping restrictions and, in some cases, the suspension of pumping by rural water users in the Hastings catchment.
20 Jan 2014 Increase allocation for Bega Brogo general security water users (PDF 197 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced a 4 percent increase for general security water users in the Bega and Brogo regulated water source.
15 Jan 2014 Increase for Murrumbidgee general security users (PDF 209 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced an immediate increase of 2 percent to the NSW Murrumbidgee general security allocation, and access to the additional 5 percent of entitlement that had been reserved due to delivery constraints.

 

Date Regional Algal Coordinating Committees
09 Apr 2014
Blue-green algal alert for Boolambatye Lake - Myall Lakes (PDF 40 KB)
The Hunter Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a high level blue-green algae alert at Boolambatye Lake, part of the Myall Lakes.
27 Mar 2014
Blue-green algae alert - Emigrant Creek Dam (PDF 20 KB)
Emigrant Creek Dam and the creek below the dam in the Richmond Catchment is recording significant levels of blue-green algae.
19 Mar 2014
Blue-green algae all clear for Lake Wallace (PDF 20 KB)
The recent outbreak of blue-green algae reported in Lake Wallace has dissipated according to the latest sampling results.
26 Feb 2014 Marine algal bloom precautionary warning: Tweed Heads and Kingscliff areas (PDF 20 KB)
The North Coast Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a precautionary warning for marine algal blooms within the Tweed Shire area.
21 Feb 2014 Blue-green algal red alert for Duchess Creek at Bonny Hills (PDF 20 KB)
Pools of water at Duchess Creek Beach Outlet at Bonny Hills, have returned sample results with high levels of blue-green algae and a red alert is currently in place.
14 Feb 2014 Red alert for Blue-green algae at  Lake Wallace Wallerawang (PDF 228 KB)
The Metropolitan and South Coast Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a high level red alert blue-green algae warning for Lake Wallace at Wallerarang.
14 Feb 2014 Red alert for Blue-green algae at Lake Yanga Balranald (PDF 228 KB)
The Murrumbidgee Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a red alert blue-green algae warning for sections of Yanga Lake near Balranald
13 Feb 2014 Blue-green algae alert - Lake Ainsworth (PDF 38 KB)
The North Coast Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) today issued a high level 'red alert' blue-green algae warning for Lake Ainsworth, near Lennox Head.
7 Feb 2014 Red alert for blue-green algae in Darling River - Bourke (PDF 39 KB)
The Far West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Darling River located at the Bourke Boat Ramp and Bourke Weir.
5 Feb 2014 Red alert for Blue-green algae issued for sections of the Menindee Lakes system (PDF 34 KB)
The Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a red alert warning for toxic blue-green algae for Lakes Whethell Tandure and Menindee in the Menindee Lakes system in western New South Wales.
30 Jan 2014 Red alert for blue-green algae at Hay (PDF 28 KB)
The Murrumbidgee Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (MRACC) today issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Murrumbidgee River at Hay.
24 Jan 2014 Red alert for blue-green algae in Darling River at Wilcannia and Louth (PDF 20 KB)
The Far West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Darling River at Wilcannia, Louth and Rose Island.