Draft Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan components for consultation

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Draft Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan

This water resource plan has built on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans. The plan consists of the main body WRP (Chapters 1 to 8), accompanying Schedules (A to J) and Appendices (A to D). You can read them by clicking on the links below.

Schedule A: Draft amended Water Sharing Plan for Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source 2016

A number of changes to water sharing rules are proposed for the water sharing plan for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source 2016 which the department is keen to receive feedback on. See WSP rule changes fact sheet to assist you in making informed comment.

Schedule A: Draft amended Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated River Water Sources 2012

A number of changes to water sharing rules are proposed for the water sharing plan for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated River Water Source 2012 which the department is keen to receive feedback on. See WSP rule changes fact sheet to assist you in making informed comment.

Schedule B: Water Resource Plan Index—appears in WRP on page 82

Identifies the person responsible for implementation measures associated with each requirement in Chapter 10 of the Basin Plan.

Schedule C: Consultation Information

Report on the consultation undertaken in the Murrumbidgee Surface water resource plan area as part of the Water Resource Plan process, including the Aboriginal Nation consultation. Not all Nation consultation in the Murrumbidgee Surface Water resource area has finished.

Schedule D: Risk assessment information

The Murrumbidgee Surface Water Risk Assessment has been prepared as a component of the Water Resource Plan and identifies potential and emerging risks to water resources.

Schedule E: Planning for Environmental Water—appears in WRP on page 88

This outlines how the objectives and outcomes in the Water Resource Plan are aligned with objectives and outcomes in the long-term water plan (LTWP) and basin wide environmental watering strategy. Also identifies water management actions and mechanisms that provide for environmental watering.

Schedule F: Water for consumptive use information—appears in WRP on page 113

Appendix A to Schedule F:

Appendix B to Schedule F:

An overview of water for consumptive use in the in Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan area.

Schedule G: Incident Response Guide

The Murrumbidgee Surface Water Incident Response Guide has been prepared as a component of the Water Resource Plan and outlines the approach for managing water during extreme water shortage or water quality events.

Schedule H: Water Quality Management Plan

The Murrumbidgee Surface Water Quality Management Plan has been prepared as a component of the WRP and identified risks to water quality and potential strategies to manage these.

Schedule I: Information and Tools used in preparing the WRP—appears in WRP on page 125

List of resources used to develop the Water Resource Plan.

Schedule J: Murrumbidgee Surface Water Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Plan

The Murrumbidgee Surface Water Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Plan has been prepared as a component of the Water Resource Plan, and its implementation will be key to evaluating the effectiveness of the plan in the future and informing any future changes.

Appendix A: Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan Area Description

The water resource description provides a comprehensive overview of the Murrumbidgee surface water resource plan area.

Appendix B: Long Term Water Plan

The New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage is also exhibiting the draft Murrumbidgee Surface Water Long Term Water Plan (LTWP) to allow stakeholder feedback. The Murrumbidgee Surface Water LTWP is part of the Murrumbidgee Surface Water Resource Plan package and has been developed to inform and guide water management and environmental water delivery. You can view the draft Murrumbidgee Long Term Water Plan and provide feedback.

Appendix C: No net reduction in the protection of PEW Report

Report on how the changes in the WSP have no net reduction on the protection of PEW.

Appendix D: Prerequisite Policy Measures procedures manual

This Manual sets out the Murrumbidgee valley-specific arrangements for the implementation of PPMs in the Murrumbidgee regulated river, and is a subset of the overall PPM framework in NSW. See the Pre-requisite Policy Measures fact sheet for more information.