Draft NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan

Have your say

The draft NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan is currently on public exhibition. This plan outlines how New South Wales will meet the requirements of the Murray Darling Basin Plan in the NSW Murray and Lower Darling 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’s 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 Sunday 13 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 Sunday 13 October 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 changes that have been proposed to the water sharing plans for 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

Public information sessions were held at:

  • Corowa, 17 September 2019
  • Deniliquin, 18 September 2019
  • Barham, 18 September 2019
  • Dareton, 19 September 2019

Download the presentation from the public information sessions.

For more information please email to water.relations@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Draft NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan

The Water Resource Plan builds on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans and consists of the main Water Resource Plan document and the accompanying schedules and appendices.

What areas and water sources does the plan cover?

The NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water Resource Plan covers all the surface water sources within the NSW Murray and Lower Darling water resource plan area.

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 Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan and the Darling Alluvium Water Resource Plan.

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.