Murray region

Panoramic view of the Murray River in New South Wales.

The Murray region is bordered by the Great Dividing Range to the east, the Victorian border in the south and the Murrumbidgee region in the north. It covers an area of over 97,800 km2. The region is the traditional lands of Barkandji, Barapa Barapa, Maljangapa, Maraura, Muthi Muthi, Ngiyampaa, Tati Tati, Wadi Wadi, Weki Weki, Wemba Wemba, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta Nations.

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

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status
Murray Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force

Note:

  • Billabong Creek Alluvial Groundwater Source is within the WSP for the Murray Alluvial Groundwater Sources.
  • The Upper Billabong (surface) Water Source is within the WSP for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated Water Sources.
  • This is an informal compilation of the WSP including approved plan amendments. A link to updated plan on the NSW legislation website will be provided once the plan is available under the ‘in force’ section of the website.

Murray Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020 – Plan map (WSP052_V1)

Murray Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020 – GDE map (GDE019_V1)

Rule summary sheets

Compliance with Water Management Principles
July, 2020 June, 2030
Murray Unregulated River Water Sources 2011
  • Status: In force (with two year extension)

Murray Unregulated River Water Sources 2011 – Plan map (WSP045_V2)

Rule summary sheets

Background Document (2012)
January, 2012 June, 2024
NSW Murray and Lower Darling Regulated Rivers Water Sources 2016
  • Status: In force
N/A July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A
Lower Murray–Darling Unregulated River Water Source 2011
  • Status: In force (with two year extension)

Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated River Water Source 2011 – Plan map (WSP018_V2)

Rule summary sheets

Background Document 2011
January, 2012 June, 2024
NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 2020
  • 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.

Murray Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 2020 – Plan map (WSP012_V3)

Murray Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 2020 – GDE map (GDE024_V3)

Rule summary sheets

Compliance with Water Management Principles (December 2021)

Compliance with Water Management Principles (May 2022)

July, 2020 June, 2030
NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force

Murray Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2020 – Plan map (WSP013_V2)

Murray Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2020 – GDE map (GDE023_V1)

Rule summary sheets July, 2020 June, 2030