Draft Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan - closed

Public exhibition of the Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan is now closed. All submissions are currently being reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The new draft Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan and the resulting proposed changes to the existing water sharing plans was on public exhibition from 22 July 2019 to 31 August 2019. The water resource plan outlines how New South Wales will meet the requirements of the Basin Plan in the Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan Area.  A water resource plan 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 Commonwealth Water Act 2007.

Water sharing plans continue to be the legal instrument for managing water resources in NSW. Water resource plans are put in place to implement the Commonwealth Basin Plan 2012.

Submissions

Submissions closed at 5 pm on Saturday 31 August 2019. All submissions are being reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. A submission summary fact sheet along with individual submissions, where permitted, will be published on this site after this process is completed.

For more information email intersectingstreams.sw.wrp@dpi.nsw.gov.au

What changes have been proposed to the existing water sharing plans?

You can find out more about the proposed changes on the fact sheets below, and by attending a public information session.

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or water.relations@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Public information sessions

Public information sessions were held at:

Bourke, 6 August 2019

Lightning Ridge, 7 August 2019

Goodooga, 15 August 2019

Draft Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan

The water resource plan (WRP) builds on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans and consists of the main body WRP with accompanying schedules and appendices.

What areas and water sources does the plan cover?

Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan

The Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan covers all surface water in the Yanda Creek catchment and NSW portions of the Mooni River catchment, the Narran River catchment, the Culgoa River catchment, the Warrego River catchment and the Paroo River catchment.

It includes the water captured through farm dams, unregulated rivers, and unregulated effluent creeks flowing out of the Barwon-Darling. There are no regulated rivers in this Water Resource Plan Area. Groundwater in the area is not included, and will be covered by the Darling Alluvium, NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow and the NSW Murray- Darling Basin Fractured Rock WRPs.

What is the status of other water resource plans?

If you would like to have more information on the status of other water resource plans and the current plans on public exhibition and their information sessions visit stakeholder engagement.

Privacy

We respect your right to privacy. Before lodging your submission you will be asked to confirm that you have read our privacy statement. If you wish to maintain your privacy in this submission process you must:

  • request your name be withheld from the list of submitters by ticking the relevant box in the submission form
  • not include any of your personal information in your submission or attachments.

When you make a submission we will publish:

  • the content of your submission and any attachments, including any personal information about you which you have chosen to include in those documents
  • a list of submitters, which will include your name (unless you request your name be withheld from the list by ticking the relevant box below) and your suburb or town.