Central Coast region

Hawkesbury River Brooklyn bridge, New South Wales.

The Central Coast region covers an area of more than 1560km2 and consists of two distinct areas: Tuggerah Lake and its tributaries (Wyong River, Ourimbah Creek and Jilliby Jilliby Creeks) and the Hawkesbury River and its tributaries Mangrove Creek and Mooney Mooney Creek systems. This region is the traditional lands of the Darkinjung people.

The water sharing plans that apply to the surface water and groundwater resources of the Central Coast region are listed below.

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status
Central Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022
  • Status: In force

Central Coast Water Sharing Plan – Registered Plan Map

Central Coast Water Sharing Plan – Registered High Priority Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Map

Summary of changes to the Central Coast Water Sharing Plan fact sheet (July 2022)

Compliance with Water Management Principles fact sheet (July 2022)

Status of NRC Review Recommendations fact sheet (July 2022)
July 2022 June, 2032 Central Coast Unregulated Water Sources 2009

North Coast Coastal Sands Groundwater Sources 2016

  • Status: In force

This is an informal compilation of the water sharing plan, including approved plan amendments. A link to the updated plan on the NSW legislation website will be provided once the plan is available under the ‘in force’ section of the website.

Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016

Compliance with water management principles (July 2022)

Plan map 
July, 2016 June, 2026

North Coast Coastal Sands Groundwater Sources 2016

  • Status: Amended
North Coast Fractured and Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2016
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016
July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A