NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program final report

This report presents the outcomes resulting from the $181.12-million investment in wetland health made through the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program (RERP).

Date
1 March 2011
Publisher
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Type
Publication, Report
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-215-6
  • ID DECCW20110240
  • File PDF 3.2MB
  • Pages 62
  • Name rivers-environmental-restoration-project-final-report-110240.pdf

As suggested by the program aim, the primary focus of RERP was the purchase of Water Access Licences (WALs) from willing sellers. Consistent with this focus, approximately $147.2 million of the overall RERP budget was spent on the purchase of WALs, or water infrastructure projects that led to water savings, for use on wetlands targeted by RERP. As a result of this investment, WALs representing over 108,000 megalitres are now being managed by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW (DECCW).