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$330m cash injection for NSW Murray-Darling Basin water projects | The Land




The federal government will pump $330 million into five projects designed to save water across the Murray-Darling Basin.

The Morrison government will pump $330 million into five NSW water recovery projects in the Murray-Darling Basin.

But Labor argues the coalition is playing catch up after years of policy failures in the river system.

Under the basin plan, 605 gigalitres of water is slated for recovery through projects that avoid the need for water to be bought back from irrigators for the environment.

But many of the supply and constraint measures are not on track to meet the plan’s 2024 deadline.

Water Minister Keith Pitt said the government wanted to work with NSW to ensure changes could be delivered by that time.

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