Draft Namoi Surface water resource plan components for consultation

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Draft Namoi 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 C). You can read them by clicking on the links below.

Schedule A: Water Sharing Plan for the Peel Regulated River Water Sources

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

Schedule A:Water Sharing Plan for the Upper and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources

A number of changes to water sharing rules are proposed for the water sharing plan for the Upper and Lower Namoi River Water Sources which the department is keen to receive feedback on. See WSP rule changes fact sheet and Namoi supplementary flow access rules – Options paper to assist you in making informed comment.

Schedule A: Water Sharing Plan for the Namoi and Peel Unregulated River Water Sources

A number of changes to water sharing rules are proposed for the water sharing plan for the Namoi and Peel Unregulated River Water Sources 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

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 Namoi Surface water resource plan area as part of the Water Resource Plan process, including the Aboriginal Nation consultation.

Schedule D: Risk Assessment information

The Namoi 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

The outline of 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

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

Schedule G: Incident Response Guide

The Namoi 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 Namoi Surface Water Quality Management Plan has been prepared as a component of the Water Resource Plan 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

List of resources used to develop the Water Resource Plan.

Schedule J: Namoi Surface Water Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting Plan

The Namoi Surface Water Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting 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: Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan Area Description

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

Appendix B: Long Term Water Plan - Part A
Appendix B: Long Term Water Plan - Part B

The New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment-Conservation and Biodiversity is also exhibiting the draft Namoi Long Term Water Plan (LTWP) to allow stakeholder feedback. The Namoi LTWP is part of the Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan package and has been developed to inform and guide water management and environmental water delivery. You can view the draft Namoi 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.