Hunter region

Chichester River at Chichester Dam in Dungog, New South Wales.

The Hunter region is bordered in the north-west by the Liverpool Ranges which separate it from the Namoi catchment, and on the west by the Great Dividing Range, which separates it from the Macquarie River catchment. It covers an area over 20,000km2 and extends further inland than any other coastal region of NSW. It is the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi, Geawegal and Wanatuah people.

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

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status

Hunter Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009

  • Status: In force
    (with two year extension)
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2009
August, 2009 June, 2022N/A
Hunter Regulated River Water Source 2016
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016
July, 2016June, 2026N/A

Paterson Regulated River Water Source 2019

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets: N/A
Background document: N/A
July, 2019June, 2029N/A

North Coast Coastal Sands Groundwater Sources 2016

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