Water Resource Plans - status

Murray–Darling junction, Wentworth. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

The NSW Government has committed to delivering its obligations under the Basin Plan 2012. We have developed 20 water resource plans for NSW.

The list of water resource plans and their status is below.

Stages of a Water Resource Plan

Public exhibition - pending, on exhibition, closed
Commonwealth accreditation - pending, submitted, withdrawn, accredited

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Water Resource Plan Public exhibition stage Commonwealth accreditation stage
Barwon-Darling watercourseClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn June 2021
Resubmitted November 2022
Darling AlluviumClosed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2021
Resubmitted October 2022
Gwydir Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
Gwydir surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Resubmitted September 2022
Intersecting Streams surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Resubmitted June 2022
Lachlan Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
Lachlan surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn November 2020
Resubmitted March 2022 
Macquarie-Castlereagh Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Resubmitted June 2022
Macquarie-Castlereagh surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
Murray AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2020
Resubmitted September 2022 
NSW Murray and Lower Darling surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
Murrumbidgee Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
Murrumbidgee surface water ClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn April 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
NSW Border Rivers AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Resubmitted February 2022
Accredited September 2022
Read the accredited Border Rivers Alluvium water resource plan
NSW Border Rivers surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Resubmitted September 2022 
NSW MDB Fractured RockClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Accredited November 2022
Read the accredited NSW MDB Fractured Rock water resource plan
NSW GAB ShallowClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Resubmitted July 2022
NSW MDB Porous RockClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2021
Resubmitted June 2022
NSW Namoi AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn March 2021
Resubmitted October 2022
Namoi surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn March 2021
Resubmitted November 2022