Securing sustainable and healthy water

To ensure water supplies are secured for the future while supporting sustainable and healthy water environments, the NSW Government is investing:

  • Over $410.0 million from the Commonwealth Government to accelerate the delivery of the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism and deliver the Northern Basin Toolkit in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  • $369.6 million for initiatives through the Safe and Secure Water Program including $90.0 million in new funding to address the water supply, quality and safety risks for regional towns.

  • $131.5 million over three years from the Commonwealth Government to deliver water efficiency measures, including $124.0 million for Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited to improve water delivery infrastructure.

  • $21.5 million in additional funding over eight years to maintain the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme to help minimise flood risk.

  • $19.8 million to plan for the State’s water future through the NSW Water Strategy including an integrated set of initiatives that deliver the first Aboriginal Water Strategy for New South Wales.

Image of wildflowers on banks of Murrumbidgee river in Balranald in the Riverina Murray region