NSW Murray Darling Basin (MDB) Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan

Commonwealth accreditation - submitted

The NSW Murray-Darling Fractured Rock 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?

NSW Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan

The NSW Murray Darling Basin Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan covers groundwater stored within the fractures, joints, bedding planes, faults and cavities within the geological rock mass of the NSW Murray Darling Basin as well as alluvial sediments that overlie these fractured rock systems that have not been explicitly captured elsewhere.

The NSW Murray Darling Basin Fractured Rock (GW11) is composed of the following nine sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units):

  • Adelaide Fold Belt (GS10)
  • Inverell Basalt (GS18)
  • Kanmantoo Fold Belt (GS19)
  • Lachlan Fold Belt (GS20)
  • Liverpool Ranges Basalt (GS22)
  • New England Fold Belt (GS37)
  • Orange Basalt (GS39)
  • Warrumbungle Basalt (GS49)
  • Young Granite (GS51)

Public exhibition - closed

Public exhibition of the NSW MDB Fractured Rock WRP is now closed. All submissions have been reviewed by the 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.

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or water.relations@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Public information sessions

Public information sessions were held at the following locations. These public information sessions also included presentations which you can find below.