Draft Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan

Have your say

The draft Namoi 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 Namoi 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. We are seeking feedback on the draft water resource plan and proposed changes to water sharing plans until Tuesday 29 October 2019.

Water sharing plans continue to be the legal instruments 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 to make a submission. All submissions will be considered when finalising the plan. Submissions close at 5 pm on Tuesday 29 October  2019.

Have your say link

What are you invited to comment on?

  1. The draft water resource plan for this plan area
  2. The proposed changes to water sharing plan arrangements in 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 Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan.

For more information or to register for a session please RSVP by email to water.relations@dpi.nsw.gov.au

LocationDetails
Tamworth 23 October 2019
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Best Western Sanctuary Inn
293 Marius Street, Tamworth, NSW, 2340
Wee Waa These information sessions have been postponed. We'll update this page when more information is available. If you have any questions, please contact us at water.relations@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Gunnedah

Draft Namoi 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?

The draft Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan covers all surface water resources of the Namoi and Peel valleys. It includes the regulated river systems, unregulated rivers flowing into the regulated river systems, unregulated effluent creeks flowing out of the regulated river system on the plains, and water captured through farm dams and floodplain water harvesting. Groundwater in the area is not included, and will be covered by the Namoi Alluvium WRP.

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.