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 draft 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Commonwealth accreditation - pending, submitted, withdrawn, accredited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Withdrawn June 2021
Pending resubmission 
Darling AlluviumClosed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2021
Pending resubmission 
Gwydir Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Pending resubmission 
Gwydir surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Pending resubmission
Intersecting Streams surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Pending resubmission
Lachlan Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Pending resubmission 
Lachlan surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn November 2020
Pending resubmission 
Macquarie-Castlereagh Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Pending resubmission 
Macquarie-Castlereagh surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Pending resubmission 
Murray AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2020
Pending resubmission 
NSW Murray and Lower Darling surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Pending resubmission 
Murrumbidgee Alluvium Closed Submitted April 2020
Withdrawn August 2021
Pending resubmission 
Murrumbidgee surface water ClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn April 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW Border Rivers AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW Border Rivers surface water Closed Submitted June 2020
Withdrawn May 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW MDB Fractured RockClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW GAB ShallowClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn September 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW MDB Porous RockClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn June 2021
Pending resubmission 
NSW Namoi AlluviumClosedSubmitted April 2020
Withdrawn March 2021
Pending resubmission 
Namoi surface waterClosedSubmitted June 2020
Withdrawn March 2021
Pending resubmission