In the first round of works, new infrastructure is being installed – and existing infrastructure upgraded – at key inland locations. This will allow us to better manage environmental flows to make these areas more resilient to future periods of drought and low water availability. The works will considerably improve the health of wetlands and floodplains, and at just one site (Yatco Lagoon) environmental water savings of around 610 megalitres a year will be made. Local communities, including landowners, irrigators and Aboriginal Nations, worked with government to create a vision for their environment and played a significant role in developing the scope of these projects.

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(Originally posted on Department Environment, Water & Natural Resources website)