Draft replacement Towamba River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sharing Plan

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The draft plan (PDF, 377.73 KB) The draft replacement Water Sharing Plan for the Towamba River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022.

See the Proposed changes fact sheet (PDF, 122.12 KB) or the Report card for your area for information to assist you in making informed comments on the draft changes.

When finalised, the draft plan will replace the current water sharing plan which came into effect in 2009.
Proposed changes fact sheet (PDF, 122.12 KB) This fact sheet provides a summary of the proposed changes to the rules contained in the draft Water Sharing Plan for the Towamba River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022 from those in the current water sharing plan for these water sources. These proposed changes range from administrative amendments, to access and trade rules.
Frequently asked questions fact sheet
(PDF, 112 KB)
This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about the draft water sharing plan.
Background document (PDF, 1746.92 KB) This document provides more comprehensive background to the plan area, the current plan, the water sharing plan development process and proposed changes.

Report cards

These Report cards detail proposed changes as they relate to each water source within the Towamba River plan area.
Draft Plan Map (PDF, 2414.13 KB) The draft plan map is in a high resolution, zoomable .PDF map that shows the water source boundaries and other key features to which draft plan provisions relate.
Draft Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem (GDE) Map (PDF, 3301.74 KB) The draft GDE map is in a high resolution, zoomable .PDF map that shows the location of groundwater dependent ecosystem to which certain draft plan provisions relate.
Natural Resources Commission water sharing plan reviews The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) prepared a report and recommendations relating to the current Towamba River water sharing plan. The report and a summary can be found on the NRC website.
Risk assessment (PDF, 5905.58 KB) A risk assessment was prepared to inform the development of the draft water sharing plan. The assessment evaluates current or future risks that directly relate to water availability or quality within the plans water sources.
Increased harvestable rights in coastal NSW frequently asked questions fact sheet (PDF, 150.13 KB)This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about potential for increased harvestable rights and how it might impact coastal NSW water sharing plans.
Metering in Towamba fact sheet
(PDF, 94.09 KB)
This fact sheets details metering information for the draft Water Sharing Plan.