Draft Gwydir Alluvium Water Resource Plan - closed

Public exhibition of the Gwydir Alluvium Water Resource Plan (WRP) is now closed.

The purpose of this draft plan

The purpose of the Gwydir Alluvium WRP is to set out how NSW will meet its obligations under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan 2012 in the Gwydir Alluvium Water Resource Plan Area (WRPA). A WRP must comply with the requirements of Chapter 10 of the Basin Plan 2012 for it to be accredited under Division 2 of Part 2 of the Water Act 2007.

Areas and water sources covered by the plan

The Gwydir Alluvium WRP covers groundwater within the main alluvial deposits associated with the Gwydir River from approximately 20 kilometres downstream of Copeton Dam, continuing north-west through Bingara to Biniguy through to approximately 45 kilometres west of Moree.

The Gwydir catchment covers approximately 26,600 square kilometres and represents approximately 2.4% of the Murray–Darling Basin.

This plan applies to all groundwater resources in the following groundwater sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units) within the Gwydir WRPA:

  • Lower Gwydir alluvium (GS24)
  • Upper Gwydir alluvium (GS43)

Public information sessions

Public information sessions were held at:

  • Moree, 4 December 2018
  • Bingara, 4 December 2018

Contact

For more information email gwydir.gw.wrp@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Fact sheets

You can find general fact sheets regarding water sharing plans at General resources

Draft water resource plan components for consultation

The WRP has built on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans and consists of the main body WRP (Chapters 1–8), accompanying schedules (A–I), and appendices, boxes, figures and tables.

The key documents prepared as part of the WRP are listed below. For more information on changes to the water sharing plan rules see the fact sheets.