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Media Release – Sweeping Reforms for Tenant Rights in Murray

Renting families can now make their house feel more like a home, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive reform to residential tenancy laws.

Residential tenancy laws reforms

National Adoption Awareness Month: Finding a forever home for our most vulnerable

NSW Government’s commitment to finding a safe, permanent and loving home for Children in out-of-home care.  Thank you to all the wonderful adoptive parents in the Murray Region and encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a carer, guardian or adoptive parent to contact “My Forever Family in NSW”. Click on the link for more information.

National Adoption Awareness Month

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Invitation – have your say on the best ways to invest in water efficiency

We invite Murray–Darling Basin communities to have their say on the best ways to invest in water efficiency projects through four new public meetings scheduled for  Balranald at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club on 15 November 2018.

The consultation period for this important work has now been extended to Friday 23 November 2018.

Murray–Darling Basin governments are seeking advice on how they can best invest in water efficiency projects. In particular, governments are seeking community and industry views on potential additional assessment criteria for on-farm efficiency measure projects, or other projects funded by the Murray–Darling Basin Water Infrastructure Program, to ensure that all projects have neutral or positive socio-economic outcomes.

Research shows that on-farm projects can have positive socio-economic outcomes but also present some risks. Additional assessment criteria and Basin government actions may help to manage these risks. On-farm water recovery projects are not currently eligible in New South Wales and Victoria because some research indicates that further water recovery through on-farm projects may not always achieve the neutral or positive outcomes required by the Basin Plan and expected by communities.

Further information on these meetings is available here. Please register to attend a meeting by emailing your name and preferred location to


6:30pm Wednesday 14 November

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Seventh Street, Mildura, VIC 3500

 Swan Hill

Noon Thursday 15 November

Swan Hill Resort, 405-415 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, VIC 3585


6:00pm Thursday 15 November

Balranald Club, 116 Market Street, Balranald, NSW 2715

Teachers Jobs Protected at NSW Drought-Affected Schools

Increase sentence for Bushfire Offences

Member for Murray Austin Evans has announced the NSW Government’s proposal to introduce tougher sentences for arsonists as the state continues to be gripped by drought.

Arsonist laws

Tougher Laws, Lower Fees for Asbestos Disposal

The NSW Government wants to make it tougher to illegally dump asbestos and easier to safely remove it.

click on the link for further information  –  Gabrielle Upton med rel – tougher laws, lower fees for asbestos disposal…

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Yanga National Park – Aerial Shoot Operation


Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS)  is planning to undertake an aerial shoot operation targeting feral animals within the Yanga National Park & State Conservation Area – Monday 5 November through to Wednesday 7 November 2018.

The Park will be closed to the public for the periods indicated.  The NPWS website will advertise all the local part closures:

For more information: please call Lower Darling A/Area Manager, Mr Ray Dayman on 0350 218 900