Lachlan Alluvium Water Resource Plan

Commonwealth accreditation - submitted

The Lachlan Alluvium Water Resource Plan (WRP) has now been submitted to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to assess the plan against accreditation requirements of the Basin Plan 2012. A copy of the submitted Plan and the schedules and appendices is available on the MDBA website. Changes made to the draft plan based on feedback from public exhibition and the MDBA’s preliminary advice is summarised in the outcomes of public exhibition fact sheet.

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.

What area does the plan cover?

The Lachlan Alluvium Water Resource Plan covers groundwater within the alluvial deposits of the upper and lower Lachlan River and the Belubula River.

The Lachlan Alluvium (GW10) is composed of the following three sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units):

  • Lower Lachlan Alluvium (GS25)
  • Upper Lachlan Alluvium (GS44)
  • Belubula Alluvium (GS12)

Public exhibition - closed

Public exhibition of the Lachlan Alluvium  WRP is now closed. All submissions have been reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not all respondents elected to have their submissions published.

The views expressed in the submissions are the views of the respondents. While the department seeks to ensure that offensive material is not published, the department is not responsible for the views expressed in the submissions.

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Public information sessions

Public information sessions were held at the following locations:

  • Forbes, 23 October 2018
  • Hillston, 31 October 2018
  • Cowra, 1 November 2018.