Murrumbidgee region

Coonancoocabil Lagoon in the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

The Murrumbidgee region is bordered by the Great Dividing Range to the east, the Lachlan catchment to the north and the Murray catchment to the south. The region covers over 84,000 km2. The region is the traditional lands of the Barapa Barapa, Muthi Muthi, Nari Nari, Ngunnawal, Nyeri Nyeri, Wadi Wadi, Wolgalu, Wemba Wemba, Weki Weki, and Wiradjuri Nations.

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

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

Murrumbidgee Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020 – Plan map (WSP051_V1)

Murrumbidgee Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020 – GDE map (GDE018_V1)

Rule summary sheets July, 2020 June, 2030
Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source 2016
  • Status: In force

Lowbidgee of the Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source – Plan map (WSP027_V2)

N/A July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A
Murrumbidgee Unregulated River Water Sources 2012
  • Status: In force

Murrumbidgee Unregulated River Water Sources 2012 – Plan map (WSP023_V3)

Background document (2016) October, 2012 June, 2023
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