Water Archive

New water laws for Western Australia (19 November 2013)

Western Australia’s Liberal-National State Government has announced that new water laws will transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia after they come into effect today. Western Australia’s Water Minister, Mr Terry Redman, said

ACT Water Chief, Mr Mark Sullivan, appointed new Chair of Water Service Association of Australia (18 November 2013)

ACTEW Water’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Sullivan, has been appointed the new Chair of the Water Service Association of Australia (WSAA). Mr Sullivan will take over from outgoing Chair, Ms Sue Murphy, who is also Chief Executive of the

Queensland State Government seeks feedback on blueprint for South East Queensland’s water resources (28 October 2013)

A blueprint for the flexible and cost-effective management of South East Queensland’s (SEQs) water resources has been released for public consultation. Acting Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mr Andrew Cripps, said the time was right for Seqwater to

More than 60 per cent of the State of Queensland now drought-declared (19 September 2013)

Continuing hot, dry weather has put more than 60 per cent of the State of Queensland into drought. Queensland’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Mr John McVeigh, said Charters Towers, Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Isaac, Barcaldine and the remainder of

Appointments to Victoria’s water corporation boards (12 September 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Water, Mr Peter Walsh, has announced 22 new appointments and 57 re-appointments to Victoria’s 19 water corporation boards. The new appointments commence on 1 October 2013. The appointments include the appointment of seven new directors to

More than half of Queensland now officially in drought (17 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr John McVeigh, announced on 16 August 2013 that more than half of Queensland was in drought. Part of Balonne Shire and a further part of Maranoa Shire have been drought-declared taking

Another Queensland shire drought declared (2 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr John McVeigh, has declared Quilpie Shire Council drought stricken, taking the number of Shires drought declared to 19 (including two partially declared). “In addition, there are currently 65 IDP declarations in

Victoria: Draft whole-of-water-cycle strategy, Melbourne’s Water Future, released for comment (3 July 2013)

On 1 July 2013, Victoria’s Water Minister, Mr Peter Walsh, released Melbourne’s Water Future, a draft whole-of-water-cycle strategy aimed at ensuring that Melbourne households and businesses are not subject to ever-increasing water bills caused by poor planning decisions. Melbourne’s

Energy: Queensland Government calls for comment on Byerwen Coal’s proposed $1.76 billion Bowen Basin coal project (9 June 2013)

The Queensland Coordinator-General has approved the release of Byerwen Coal’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed AUD $1.76 billion Byerwen Coal Mine, in the Northern Bowen Basin 140 kilometres west of Mackay. Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for

Victorian Government signs Inter-Governmental Agreement for implementation of Murray Darling Basin Plan (7 June 2013)

The Victorian State Government has signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s implementation and an associated funding agreement, Victorian Minister for Water, Mr Peter Walsh, announced on 6 June 2013. “The two agreements between Victoria