Draft Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan

Have your say

The draft Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan is currently on public exhibition. This 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.

As part of developing this water resource plan, some changes are being made to the water sharing plans for this area. The new draft water resource plan, and proposed changes to the existing water sharing plan/s, is on exhibition until Saturday 31 August 2019.

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.

Make a submission

Use our online form or send the fillable form via email to make a submission. All submissions will be considered when finalising the plan. Submissions close at 5 pm on Saturday 31 August 2019.

Have your say link

What are you invited to comment on?

  1. The new draft water resource plan that’s been developed for this plan area
  2. The proposed changes for the water sharing plan for this plan area

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 session

The following public information sessions are scheduled during the public exhibition period of the Intersecting Streams Surface Water Resource Plan.

For more information or to register for a session email intersectingstreams.sw.wrp@dpi.nsw.gov.au and let us know which session you’d like to attend.

LocationDetails
Bourke6 August 2019
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Diggers on the Darling
23-25 Sturt Street, Bourke, NSW, 2840
Lightning Ridge7 August 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TAFE NSW Lightning Ridge Campus
Kaolin Street, Lightning Ridge, NSW, 2834
Goodooga15 August 2019
11:00 am  – 1:00 pm
Goodooga Bowling Club
Adams Street, Goodooga, NSW, 2838

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.