Lachlan region

Lachlan River at Condobolin in New South Wales.

The Lachlan region lies west of the Great Dividing Range in central NSW, extending across 90,000 km2 from the Great Dividing Range near Gunning in the east to the junction of the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers near Oxley in the west. The region is the traditional lands of the Barkandji, Nari Nari, Ngiyampaa, Wiradjuri and Yita Yita Nations.

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

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status
Lachlan Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background documents (2020)
July, 2020 June, 2030
Lachlan Regulated River Water Source 2016
  • Status: In force
N/A July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A
Belubula Regulated River Water Sources 2012
  • Status: In force
Background document (2013) October, 2012 June, 2023 N/A
Lachlan Unregulated Water Sources 2012
  • Status: In force
Background document (2012) September, 2012 June, 2023
NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document (2020)
July, 2020 June, 2030