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 ran from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 21 August 2022.

Feedback submitted by members of the community will now be considered by the department.

A summary of feedback will be used to develop and publish a 'what we heard' document.

Submissions will be published on the website, in accordance with the department’s privacy policy.

If you have any questions, you can email the project team on begariverarea.wsp@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

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

Stakeholders can still:

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

Public information sessions were held at:

LocationDetails Related information
Bega Tuesday, 26 July 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bega Civic Centre
Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550
Session has concluded
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
Session has concluded
Webinar Thursday, 4 August 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Watch the recorded webinar