Water sharing plans status

The Water Management Act 2000 applies to areas of New South Wales that have a water sharing plan. Water sharing plans are the primary tool to define water-sharing arrangements in NSW. Use the interactive map below to find information on water sharing plans in your region.

A water sharing plan is generally in place for 10 years. We may suspend a water sharing plan in times of severe water shortages. You can find information on water sharing plan suspensions on the suspension page.

We can also amend water sharing plans under Section 45(1) of the Act, if the Minister is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so. Consultation on proposed amendments is on the public exhibition page.

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Barwon, Darling and West Murray Murrumbidgee Lachlan Macquarie- Castlereagh Namoi Gwydir Border Rivers Far North Coast North Coast South Coast Greater Metropolitan Hunter Central Coast