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Northern Star
Cheap option for safe, shark-free ocean swimming at Ballinain the ocean, have hit a snag after the council voted to rescind its decision t
Cheap option for safe, shark-free ocean swimming at Ballina
Northern Star / Posted 17 hours ago
in the ocean, have hit a snag after the council voted to rescind its decision to allocate $15,000 to the project. A NSW Department of Primary Industries report lists the costs associated with its $16 million Shark Management Strategy deterrents... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Commercial fishers kept in dark on business worthCOMMERCIAL fishing industry reforms were pushed through before the Department o
Commercial fishers kept in dark on business worth
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
COMMERCIAL fishing industry reforms were pushed through before the Department of Primary Industries knew how to explain what shares would be available to fishers and how much they would cost. Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair made the... Read more
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Northern Star
Commercial fishers kept in dark on business worthCOMMERCIAL fishing industry reforms were pushed through before the Department o
Commercial fishers kept in dark on business worth
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
COMMERCIAL fishing industry reforms were pushed through before the Department of Primary Industries knew how to explain what shares would be available to fishers and how much they would cost. Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair made the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Lower Darling finally flows into the Murrayfrom the Darling River and mixes with clearer water (right) in the Murray River
The Lower Darling finally flows into the Murray
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
from the Darling River and mixes with clearer water (right) in the Murray River at the Wentworth Weir. (Submitted: NSW Department of Primary Industries) Water released into the Lower Darling River four weeks ago has arrived at the Wentworth... Read more
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The Courier
Creepy crawly caterpillars keep on comingextent I picked up my little Chihuahua as I didn't know if they stung or would
Creepy crawly caterpillars keep on coming
The Courier / Posted 2 days ago
extent I picked up my little Chihuahua as I didn't know if they stung or would have any effect on her treading on them." Department of Primary Industries spokesman Chris Bluett said he could not recall an infestation of hairy-bodied caterpillars... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Operation nets more illegal fishing activitywere found in breach of fishing regulations along the Namoi, Castlereagh and Ba
Operation nets more illegal fishing activity
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
were found in breach of fishing regulations along the Namoi, Castlereagh and Barwon Rivers in the state’s North West. NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) Acting Director of Fisheries Compliance, Tony Andrews, said a recent compliance... Read more
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Daily Examiner
First Tim the Bream in 30 years a successfish were caught, he knows they are out there somewhere. The bream, that were
First Tim the Bream in 30 years a success
Daily Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
fish were caught, he knows they are out there somewhere. The bream, that were caught and tagged under the watchful eye of Department of Primary Industries fisheries officials and using research from an expert in the field of tagging... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Regions ideal for fire HQ“too shy to push this agenda”. “Already there has been great successes at de-c
Regions ideal for fire HQ
Daily Liberal / Posted 7 days ago
“too shy to push this agenda”. “Already there has been great successes at de-centralisation. They successfully moved the Department of Primary Industries to Orange. The Department of Local Government is located in Nowra,” he said. “These are... Read more
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The Border Mail
Young guns put industry in good handswas a really tough competition, even to make the final list,” said Ms Toohey, w
Young guns put industry in good hands
The Border Mail / Posted 7 days ago
was a really tough competition, even to make the final list,” said Ms Toohey, who is a researcher with the NSW Department of Primary Industries based at Dubbo. “We judged them on a powerpoint presentation to a panel of six, they also... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Costly shark barrier fiasco could have been avoided: SurferNOW that the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier has been abandoned, attention is no
Costly shark barrier fiasco could have been avoided: Surfer
Daily Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
NOW that the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier has been abandoned, attention is now turning the money wasted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries on the failed project. The spokesman for a group of Ballina surfers who were steadfastly opposed to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Over 1,600 greyhound deaths in Tasmania since 2013was responsible for another 488 deaths, while 400 were destroyed because they w
Over 1,600 greyhound deaths in Tasmania since 2013
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
was responsible for another 488 deaths, while 400 were destroyed because they were deemed unsuitable for re-homing, a Department of Primary Industries document shows. The Greens obtained the document via Right to Information. Earlier this... Read more
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Northern Star
Costly shark barrier fiasco could have been avoided: SurferNOW that the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier has been abandoned, attention is no
Costly shark barrier fiasco could have been avoided: Surfer
Northern Star / Posted 8 days ago
NOW that the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier has been abandoned, attention is now turning the money wasted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries on the failed project. The spokesman for a group of Ballina surfers who were steadfastly opposed to... Read more
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The Young Witness
First case of Russian aphidsNSW Department of Primary Industries has confirmed the first detection of Russi
First case of Russian aphids
The Young Witness / Posted 8 days ago
NSW Department of Primary Industries has confirmed the first detection of Russian wheat aphids (Diuraphis noxia) in a wheat crop in the State's south. NSW Department of Primary Industries has confirmed the first detection of Russian wheat aphids... Read more
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The Young Witness
Crops still water loggedJuly wet weather has impacted on the state’s primary producers, with some winte
Crops still water logged
The Young Witness / Posted 8 days ago
July wet weather has impacted on the state’s primary producers, with some winter crops heavily waterlogged. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Seasonal Conditions Coordinator Ian McGowen said the wet weather continued into July... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Fight to move fire HQ“too shy to push this agenda”. “Already there has been great successes at de-c
Fight to move fire HQ
Daily Liberal / Posted 9 days ago
“too shy to push this agenda”. “Already there has been great successes at de-centralisation. They successfully moved the Department of Primary Industries to Orange. The Department of Local Government is located in Nowra,” he said. “These are... Read more
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Weekly Times
Russian wheat aphid found in NSWin May, and has since been detected across Victoria including in the Wimmera an
Russian wheat aphid found in NSW
Weekly Times / Posted 9 days ago
in May, and has since been detected across Victoria including in the Wimmera and Mallee and as far east as Echuca. NSW Department of Primary Industries yesterday confirmed the aphids had been found in a wheat crop near border-town Barham in... Read more
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Daily Examiner
The truth about lyssavirus and bat attackswe would provide readers the facts about the virus. Paul Freeman, Senior Veter
The truth about lyssavirus and bat attacks
Daily Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
we would provide readers the facts about the virus. Paul Freeman, Senior Veterinary Officer Biosecurity NSW from the Department of Primary Industries, compiled the following information: In 1996 a new virus was identified in bats in... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Big questions asked of “Carp-a-geddon”in the Murray system and cost the economy an estimated $500 million each year.
Big questions asked of “Carp-a-geddon”
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 days ago
in the Murray system and cost the economy an estimated $500 million each year. Matt Barwick from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, who is working on the project, said nothing would go ahead without a series of... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Green light for seal enclosure despite dolphin deathat the Coffs Harbour tourist attraction in October. The dolphin was one of six
Green light for seal enclosure despite dolphin death
Daily Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
at the Coffs Harbour tourist attraction in October. The dolphin was one of six kept in an enclosure that was too small by Department of Primary Industries standards - until the DPI granted the park a special "variation" relaxing the standards in... Read more
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Northern Star
Green light for seal enclosure despite dolphin deathat the Coffs Harbour tourist attraction in October. The dolphin was one of six
Green light for seal enclosure despite dolphin death
Northern Star / Posted 10 days ago
at the Coffs Harbour tourist attraction in October. The dolphin was one of six kept in an enclosure that was too small by Department of Primary Industries standards - until the DPI granted the park a special "variation" relaxing the standards in... Read more
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Northern Star
The truth about lyssavirus and bat attackswe would provide readers the facts about the virus. Paul Freeman, Senior Veter
The truth about lyssavirus and bat attacks
Northern Star / Posted 10 days ago
we would provide readers the facts about the virus. Paul Freeman, Senior Veterinary Officer Biosecurity NSW from the Department of Primary Industries, compiled the following information: In 1996 a new virus was identified in bats in... Read more
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Herald Sun
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSWcase of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSW
Herald Sun / Posted 10 days ago
case of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's south. Biosecurity officials with the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the case in a sample from the Barham area in the Murray region. It comes after a... Read more
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News.com.au
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSWcase of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSW
News.com.au / Posted 10 days ago
case of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's south. Biosecurity officials with the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the case in a sample from the Barham area in the Murray region. It comes after a... Read more
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Perth Now
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSWcase of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSW
Perth Now / Posted 10 days ago
case of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's south. Biosecurity officials with the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the case in a sample from the Barham area in the Murray region. It comes after a... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSWcase of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSW
Adelaide Now / Posted 10 days ago
case of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's south. Biosecurity officials with the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the case in a sample from the Barham area in the Murray region. It comes after a... Read more
6 related stories
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The Courier Mail
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSWcase of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's
Toxic crop pest crosses border to NSW
The Courier Mail / Posted 10 days ago
case of the destructive cropping pest, the Russian wheat aphid, in the state's south. Biosecurity officials with the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the case in a sample from the Barham area in the Murray region. It comes after a... Read more
6 related stories
10d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Behind the scenes at one of Australia's biggest and oldest insect collectionsthe glasses closes each eye in turn. The explanation, given by Dr Ainsley Seag
Behind the scenes at one of Australia's biggest and oldest insect collections
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
the glasses closes each eye in turn. The explanation, given by Dr Ainsley Seago, technical manager of the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) insect collection, is that the beetles are using a tricky system called "a circulatory... Read more
10d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Darling River flows again at Pooncarieexpert in it, but it might take a week or two before the poorer-quality water m
Darling River flows again at Pooncarie
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
expert in it, but it might take a week or two before the poorer-quality water moves through and over the weir wall." The Department of Primary Industries is closely monitoring water quality with manned aircraft and drones, and is conducting... Read more
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Weekly Times
Tracing profits the keycustomers want to know where things come from. However, the challenge is turni
Tracing profits the key
Weekly Times / Posted 11 days ago
customers want to know where things come from. However, the challenge is turning this into a profit, according to NSW Department of Primary Industries livestock officer Ashley White, from Cowra, NSW. Speaking at the NextGen Livestock Forum in... Read more
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Weekly Times
NSW ripe for poppy productionto a licensed processor, and all products will be stringently tracked as it mov
NSW ripe for poppy production
Weekly Times / Posted 11 days ago
to a licensed processor, and all products will be stringently tracked as it moves through the supply chain. The NSW Department of Primary Industries will work with processors and farmers to help get the new industry off the ground. The NSW... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest accesssheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest access
Brisbane Times / Posted 12 days ago
sheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a simple solution: a single desk within the Department of Primary Industries that manages access to apiary sites on all NSW public lands. "A similar system operates in... Read more
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WA Today
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest accesssheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest access
WA Today / Posted 12 days ago
sheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a simple solution: a single desk within the Department of Primary Industries that manages access to apiary sites on all NSW public lands. "A similar system operates in... Read more
4 related stories
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The Age
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest accesssheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest access
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
sheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a simple solution: a single desk within the Department of Primary Industries that manages access to apiary sites on all NSW public lands. "A similar system operates in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest accesssheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest access
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 12 days ago
sheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a simple solution: a single desk within the Department of Primary Industries that manages access to apiary sites on all NSW public lands. "A similar system operates in... Read more
4 related stories
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Canberra Times
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest accesssheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a
Almond boom creates demand for bees to pollinate crops, but bee-keepers need native forest access
Canberra Times / Posted 12 days ago
sheep in an area with no grass land.Neil Bingley The association says it has a simple solution: a single desk within the Department of Primary Industries that manages access to apiary sites on all NSW public lands. "A similar system operates in... Read more
4 related stories
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Huge side effects' expected from Murray carp kill using herpesand cost the economy an estimated $500 million each year from the damage they c
'Huge side effects' expected from Murray carp kill using herpes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
and cost the economy an estimated $500 million each year from the damage they cause. Matt Barwick from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, who is working on the project, said nothing would go ahead without a series of... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Northern Rivers man arrested for stealing oystersof a joint campaign by three NSW Government agencies to deter and detect oyster
Northern Rivers man arrested for stealing oysters
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
of a joint campaign by three NSW Government agencies to deter and detect oyster and seafood theft on the North Coast. NSW Department of Primary Industries' (NSW DPI) director of fisheries compliance, Patrick Tully, said Operation Trident cracked... Read more
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The Border Mail
Young guns put industry in good handswas a really tough competition, even to make the final list,” said Ms Toohey, w
Young guns put industry in good hands
The Border Mail / Posted 14 days ago
was a really tough competition, even to make the final list,” said Ms Toohey, who is a researcher with the NSW Department of Primary Industries based at Dubbo. “We judged them on a powerpoint presentation to panel of six, they also had... Read more
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Northern Star
Plans scrapped for eco shark barrier at Ballina beachTHE NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced the eco shark barr
Plans scrapped for eco shark barrier at Ballina beach
Northern Star / Posted 14 days ago
THE NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced the eco shark barrier trial at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina is in the process of being discontinued. Following a third unsuccessful attempt to install the barrier, Eco Shark Barrier Pty Ltd... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Swimming pool with a fishy catchsession to answer fishing inquiries and to give advice and information. This e
Swimming pool with a fishy catch
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
session to answer fishing inquiries and to give advice and information. This event is proceeded under a permit from NSW Department of Primary Industries. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Fisheries officers seize gemfish haul at Sydneyhis boat, motor, trailer and fishing gear seized at Port Botany. The seizure w
Fisheries officers seize gemfish haul at Sydney
Kiama Independent / Posted 14 days ago
his boat, motor, trailer and fishing gear seized at Port Botany. The seizure was made during a compliance operation by NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Fisheries officers targeting suspected illegal fishing from boats landing at the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Drones deployed to spy on Menindee Lakesare being used for the first time to monitor water flows out of the Menindee La
Drones deployed to spy on Menindee Lakes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 14 days ago
are being used for the first time to monitor water flows out of the Menindee Lakes storage system. Two weeks ago, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) turned the taps on to help replenish an extremely thirsty Lower Darling River and give... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Lots happening at Tomakin Fishing ClubFishing Club is also one of 20 fishing clubs in NSW that has been granted appro
Lots happening at Tomakin Fishing Club
Kiama Independent / Posted 14 days ago
Fishing Club is also one of 20 fishing clubs in NSW that has been granted approval and is receiving funding from the Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries division to conduct a workshop on October 16, which will be part of the new... Read more
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Northern Star
Murwillumbah man arrested for stealing oystersof a joint campaign by three NSW Government agencies to deter and detect oyster
Murwillumbah man arrested for stealing oysters
Northern Star / Posted 15 days ago
of a joint campaign by three NSW Government agencies to deter and detect oyster and seafood theft on the North Coast. NSW Department of Primary Industries' (NSW DPI) director of fisheries compliance, Patrick Tully, said Operation Trident cracked... Read more
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The Young Witness
Enhancing water efficienciestechnologies will be used to build capabilities and enhance efficiencies in inf
Enhancing water efficiencies
The Young Witness / Posted 16 days ago
technologies will be used to build capabilities and enhance efficiencies in infrastructure planning and water security. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Director Water Information and Insights, Christobel Ferguson, said the partnership... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Depression concerns from NSW fishing reformsand allowing active fishers to continue their trade. But Mr Veitch said fisher
Depression concerns from NSW fishing reforms
Daily Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
and allowing active fishers to continue their trade. But Mr Veitch said fishers were receiving poor information from a Department of Primary Industries hotline established to help them make their decision. "They are being asked to buy more... Read more
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Northern Star
Depression concerns from NSW fishing reformsand allowing active fishers to continue their trade. But Mr Veitch said fisher
Depression concerns from NSW fishing reforms
Northern Star / Posted 16 days ago
and allowing active fishers to continue their trade. But Mr Veitch said fishers were receiving poor information from a Department of Primary Industries hotline established to help them make their decision. "They are being asked to buy more... Read more
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Weekly Times
Emphasis on the long viewconsider how today’s decisions affect ­future production systems is crucial to
Emphasis on the long view
Weekly Times / Posted 16 days ago
consider how today’s decisions affect ­future production systems is crucial to industry success, says Phil Graham. The NSW Department of Primary Industries officer will address the 900 delegates at this week’s Lambex, being held in Albury, NSW,... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Online tool for mining lawsgas related legislation. The website is part of NSW Farmers Mining and CSG Com
Online tool for mining laws
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 16 days ago
gas related legislation. The website is part of NSW Farmers Mining and CSG Communications Project, which is funded by the Department of Primary Industries. The project aims to improve landholder awareness of mining and coal seam gas activity in... Read more
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Northern Star
Funding to fix favourite fishing habitatinformation For more information about the program, application forms and exam
Funding to fix favourite fishing habitat
Northern Star / Posted 16 days ago
information For more information about the program, application forms and examples of past projects visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag or contact a Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Manager on (02) 6626 1396 (coastal) or (02) 6042 4213 (inl... Read more
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