Water Resource Plans status

Under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan 2012 (the Basin Plan), Basin states must prepare and submit water resource plans for assessment by the Commonwealth government. These Water Resource Plans each cover a specified area, and describe how water will be managed and shared within that area.

The department is currently developing 22 water resource plans to meet NSW’s commitment to the Basin Plan. The table below provides a summary of these plans, including links to relevant documents that have been developed to support the final plan.

Read more about the department’s Stakeholder and community consultation process in developing the plans.

Water resource planStatusStatus & Issues Paper
Barwon-Darling surface water (SW12)Plan in developmentBarwon-Darling surface water status and issues paper
Darling alluvium (GW7)Plan in developmentDarling alluvium status and issues paper
Gwydir alluvium (GW15)Plan in developmentGwydir alluvium status and issues paper
Gwydir surface water (SW15)Plan in developmentGwydir surface water status and issues paper
Intersecting Streams surface water (SW13)Plan in developmentIntersecting Streams surface water status and issues paper
Lachlan alluvium (GW10 )Plan in developmentLachlan alluvium status and issues paper
Lachlan surface water (SW10)Plan in developmentLachlan surface water status and issues paper
Macquarie-Castlereagh alluvium (GW12)Plan in developmentMacquarie-Castlereagh alluvium status and issues paper
Macquarie-Castlereagh surface water (SW11)Plan in developmentMacquarie-Castlereagh water status and issues paper
Murray alluvium (GW8)Plan in developmentMurray alluvium status and issues paper
Murrumbidgee alluvium (GW9Plan in developmentMurrumbidgee alluvium status and issues paper
Murrumbidgee surface water (SW9)Plan in developmentMurrumbidgee surface water status and issues paper
Namoi alluvium (GW14)Plan in developmentNamoi alluvium status and issues paper
Namoi surface water (SW14)Plan in developmentNamoi surface water status and issues paper
NSW Border Rivers alluvium (GW18)Plan in developmentNSW Border Rivers alluvium status and issues paper
NSW Border Rivers surface water (SW16)Plan in developmentNSW Border Rivers surface water status and issues paper
NSW Great Artesian Basin shallow (GW13)Plan in developmentNSW Great Artesian Basin shallow status and issues paper
NSW Murray and Lower Darling surface water (SW8)Plan in developmentNSW Murray and Lower Darling surface water status and issues paper
NSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock (plan 1) (GW11)Plan in developmentNSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock (plan 1) status and issues paper
NSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock (plan 2) (GW11)Plan in developmentNSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock (plan 2) status and issues paper
NSW Murray-Darling Basin Porous Rock (plan 1) (GW6)Plan in developmentNSW Murray-Darling Basin Porous Rock (plan 1) status and issues paper
NSW Murray-Darling Basin Porous Rock (plan 2) (GW6)Plan in developmentNSW Murray-Darling Basin Porous Rock (plan 2) status and issues paper