Why your submission is important

The department is seeking stakeholder views on removing subclause 37(3)(a) from the Water Sharing Plan for the Darling Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020. This rule prohibits some aquifer access licence holders from taking water from the Lower Darling Alluvial Groundwater Source unless that water is used for perennial horticulture (orchards and vineyards).

A supporting fact sheet (Proposed change to the Water Sharing Plan for the Darling Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020) provides background to the proposed change.

Information on privacy and confidentiality

Submissions received by NSW Department of Planning and Environment for the proposed amendments will be reviewed to inform the finalisation of the draft water sharing plan. The department values your input and accepts that information you provide may be private and personal.

If you would prefer your submission or your personal details to be treated as confidential, please indicate this by ticking the relevant box.

If you do not make a request for confidentiality, the department may make your submission, including any personal details contained in the submission, available to the public.

Please note that, regardless of a request for confidentiality, the department may be required by law to release copies of submissions to third parties in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Further information is available in our Privacy statement.

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