Draft Barwon-Darling Watercourse water resource plan components for consultation

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Draft Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan

This water resource plan has built on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans. The plan consists of the main body water resource plan (Chapters 1 to 8), accompanying Schedules (A to J) and Appendices (A to C). You can read them by clicking on the links below.

Schedule A: Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Source 2012

A number of changes to water sharing rules are proposed for the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012 which the department is keen to receive feedback on. See WSP rule changes fact sheet to assist you in making informed comment.

Schedule B: Water Resource Plan Index—appears in WRP on page 61

Identifies the person responsible for implementation measures associated with each requirement in Chapter 10 of the Basin Plan.

Schedule C: Consultation Information

Report on the consultation undertaken in the Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan area as part of the water resource plan process, including the Aboriginal Nation consultation. Consultation for the Ngemba and Ngiyampaa Nations has been finalised and consultation for the Barkandji and Murrawarri Nations is underway.

Schedule D: Risk Assessment information

The Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan Risk Assessment has been prepared as a component of the water resource plan and identifies potential and emerging risks to water resources.

Schedule E: Planning for Environmental Water—appears in WRP on page 67

The outline of how the objectives and outcomes in the water resource plan are aligned with objectives and outcomes in the long-term water plan (LTWP) and basin wide environmental watering strategy. Also identifies water management actions and mechanisms that provide for environmental watering.

Schedule F: Water for consumptive use information—appears in WRP on page 99

Modelling reports will be available shortly.

  • Appendix A to Schedule F. Modelling—Baseline diversion limit scenario report
  • Appendix B to Schedule F. Modelling—Pre Basin Plan scenario report
  • Appendix C to Schedule F. Modelling—Sustainable diversion limit scenario report

An overview of water for consumptive use in the in Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan area.

Schedule G: Incident Response Guide

The Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan Incident Response Guide has been prepared as a component of the water resource plan and outlines the approach for managing water during extreme water shortage or water quality events.

Schedule H: Water Quality Management Plan

The Barwon-Darling Water Quality Management Plan has been prepared as a component of the water resource plan and identified risks to water quality and potential strategies to manage these.

Schedule I: Information and Tools used in preparing the WRP—appears in WRP on page 110

List of resources used to develop the water resource plan.

Schedule J: Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting Plan

The Barwon-Darling Water Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Plan has been prepared as a component of the water resource plan, and its implementation will be key to evaluating the effectiveness of the water resource plan in the future and informing any future changes.

Appendix A: Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan Area Description

The water resource description provides a comprehensive overview of the Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan area.

Appendix B: Long Term Water Plan

The New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Biodiversity and Conservation is also exhibiting the draft Barwon-Darling Watercourse Long Term Water Plan (LTWP) to allow stakeholder feedback. The Barwon-Darling LTWP is part of the NSW Barwon-Darling Watercourse Water Resource Plan package and has been developed to inform and guide water management and environmental water delivery. You can view the draft Barwon-Darling Long Term Water Plan and provide feedback.

Appendix C: No net reduction in the protection of PEW Report

Report on how the changes in the WSP have no net reduction on the protection of PEW.