Water sharing plan rules for floodplain harvesting

The Healthy Floodplain Project is bringing floodplain harvesting into the licensing system. As part of that, rules have been established for how water will be taken under a floodplain harvesting licence.

We are committed to consulting the community about these changes, which are being rolled out in a phased process.

We have established a procedure for consultation in each valley:

  1. Public exhibition period where we seek feedback and public comment on the proposed rules.
  2. After the public exhibition closes, the department collates submissions and publishes a "What we heard” report summarising the feedback received and the outcomes of the process.

Outcomes from consultation

Find out more about our recent stakeholder engagement activities and view our recorded webinars.


NSW Healthy Floodplains Project is funded by the Australian Government’s Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program as part of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in NSW.