Draft replacement Bega River Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sharing Plan

Farmland at Bega, NSW.

Public exhibition of the replacement Water Sharing Plan for the Bega River Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2023 will run from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 21 August 2022.

The water sharing plan establishes rules for water management including the limit of the total volume of water that can be extracted from the water sources in the Bega/Brogo and Murrah-Wallaga areas.

Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000. The current water sharing plans for the Bega and Brogo Rivers Area Regulated Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (2011) and the Murrah-Wallaga Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (2010) will expire on 30 June 2023.

The public exhibition period provides opportunities for water users, stakeholders and other interested parties to learn more about proposed changes in the draft plan, and to make submissions and comment on the draft. Feedback and issues raised during the public exhibition phase will be considered when finalising the plan.

The finalised replacement plan is proposed to commence on or before 1 July 2023.

Stakeholders can:

If you require assistance reading these documents, please contact 1300 081 047 or water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Public information sessions

Stakeholders are invited to 'drop-in' at any time over the three-hour period to discuss any water issues with department staff, share local knowledge and provide feedback as part of the community consultation process.

A webinar information session devoted to the Bega River Area water sharing plan remake covering both the Bega/Brogo and Murrah-Wallaga areas is also available. Watch the recorded webinar

LocationDetails Event registration
Bega Tuesday, 26 July 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bega Civic Centre
Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550
Registration not required.
Cobargo Wednesday, 27 July 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Murrah-Wallaga Area
Cobargo School of Arts Hall
20 Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo NSW 2550
Registration not required.
Webinar Thursday, 4 August 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

In line with the department’s commitment to genuine, accessible and transparent engagement with community members, businesses and organisations, we will be offering two locally based, three-hour drop-in sessions, as part of the public exhibition period.

While these sessions will have a primary focus on the Bega River Area water sharing plan proposal, we also aim to give stakeholders the opportunity to access departmental staff, data and information, and take-home materials from the following teams, projects and government organisations:

  • DPE Water Planning - Bega River Area Water Sharing Plan
  • DPE Non-urban Water Metering Reform – Metering requirements
  • DPE Water Policy - Coastal Harvestable Rights Review
  • DPE Environment and Heritage
  • DPI Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Water NSW
  • Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR)

Make a submission

If you would like to make an online submission, please click on the 'Have your say' button below.

Have your say

Alternatively, you can download the submission form (PDF, 287.23 KB) and return it to us by email at begariverarea.wsp@dpie.nsw.gov.au, or post to:

Bega River Area WSP
Department of Planning and Environment – Water
Suite 5/620 Macauley Street
Albury NSW 2640

Submissions will be accepted until midnight Sunday, 21 August 2022.


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 do not wish to have your name, or other identifying information, published 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 which you have chosen to include in these 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.