May 2016

Water planning in NSW

19.05.2016 - Posted by Lucy Moon
The $180 million Nimmie-Caira Project is a significant water saving project for NSW especially for the Murrumbidgee region. The Nimmie-Caira covers 84,417 ha in the lower reaches of the Murrumbidgee River floodplain (the Lowbidgee) between Maude and Balranald, South Western NSW. It is a vital component the Lowbidgee being the largest remaining area of wetlands in the Murrumbidgee Valley.

As part of the water resource planning process, Alluvium recently led delivery of the SDL Adjustment Business Cases for Nimmie-Caira and for the adjacent Murray and Murrumbidgee National Parks (Yanga-Millewa).  These business cases seek to develop solutions to achieving environmental outcomes with less water, by building new works (eg. regulators, levees), changes in river operations  or finding evaporative savings opportunities.

These two business cases were significant and important projects.  Working with Biosis we developed  cost effective planning solutions to save water and improve ecological values of these sites.

Twin Bridges Swamp Yanga NP