Environmental Water Manager (Far-West NSW)


Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd


Buronga, Mildura, Wentworth region, NSW

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$78,000 - $100,000 p.a. + super

In 2020, Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd. secured a prestigious 3-year grant from The Ian Potter Foundation to build capacity of the organization through recruitment of a new Environmental Water Manager, based in the Far-West of NSW (Buronga/Mildura/Wentworth). This grant will support MDWWG to work along over 200km of rivers and wetlands in south-western NSW, to strengthen on-ground restoration and resilience of threatened ecosystems which are experiencing significant loss of biodiversity.

The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) is one of the largest - and one of the most regulated - freshwater systems in the world. It has experienced widespread degradation of river and wetland habitats, further exacerbating the impact of major environmental disturbances (droughts, bushfires).

This project aims to ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of this degradation and plan for future resilience through on-going and active management of river systems, including creeks and wetlands. It aims to strengthen public knowledge and engagement to promote best practice catchment management across private and agricultural land.

We seek a passionate and experienced individual committed to our mission of working with Traditional Owners, landholders, government, and business to improve wetlands in the Lower Murray Darling Region of NSW/Vic (eg. Buronga/Mildura/Wentworth region).

You will be highly self-motivated, can work collaboratively within a small team environment and possess a demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes for ecological and social objectives. You shall build and maintain relationships that provide meaningful and genuine engagement with Traditional Owners and private landholders. Confident in your decision making, you will operate with a high level of autonomy and integrity and help shape the future of the Working Group in NSW.

  • This is a 3-year position with expectations the employee will be based within the region.
  • Salary Range: $78,000 to $100,000 per annum plus superannuation.
  • Open to Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents only.

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