Draft Gwydir Alluvium Water Resource Plan

Have your say

The NSW Government has placed the Gwydir Alluvium Water Resource Plan (WRP) on public exhibition until Friday 14 December 2018 and is inviting feedback now.

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)

Groundwater within the Great Artesian Basin is not included in the Murray–Darling Basin water sources as the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 excludes it.

Attend a public information sessions

The NSW Department of Industry invites you to find out more about the WRP, its schedules and the submission process.

The following sessions are scheduled for the public exhibition of the WRP.

Register now

To register now please email gwydir.gw.wrp@dpi.nsw.gov.au and let us know which session you'll attend.

Moree Tuesday 4 December
10 am–1 pm
Moree Services Club,
Albert St, Moree
Bingara Tuesday 4 December
3 pm–5 pm
Bingara Returned Servicemen’s Club,
46 Finch St, Bingara

Make a submission

You are invited to make a submission on the draft WRP through our online feedback form until Friday 14 December 2018. All submissions will be considered when finalising the plan.

Have your say

Submissions close at 5 pm on Friday 14 December 2018.


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.