Draft Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan

Have your say

The draft Murray Alluvium 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 NSW Murray Alluvium 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, a new water sharing plan will be made for this area. The new draft water resource plan, and draft water sharing plan, is open for feedback until Saturday, 20 July 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 completed form by email to make a submission. All submissions will be considered when finalising the plan. Submissions close at 5 pm on Saturday, 20 July 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 new draft water sharing plan for this plan area.

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

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

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 Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan.

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

CulcairnWednesday, 3 July 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Culcairn Bowling Club
Albury Road, Culcairn, NSW, 2660
HowlongWednesday, 3 July 2019
3:30 pm – 5:30pm
Howlong Community Health Centre
110 Hammer Street, Howlong, NSW, 2643
DeniliquinThursday, 4 July 2019
10:00 am – 2:00pm
Deniliquin RSL Club
72 End Street, Deniliquin, NSW, 2710

Draft Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan

The water resource plan has built on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans, and consists of the water resource plan main body, accompanying schedules and appendices.

What areas and water sources does the plan cover?

Murray locality map

The Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan covers all the alluvial groundwater resources of the Murray valley in NSW including the Billabong Creek Alluvial (GWMA 014), Upper Murray (GWMA 015), Lower Murray (GWMA 016 deep) and Lower Murray Shallow (GWMA 016 shallow) groundwater sources.

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.


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.