Namoi region

The scenic Namoi River at Walgett in country New South Wales.

The Namoi region bounded by the Great Dividing Range in the east, the Liverpool Ranges and Warrumbungle Ranges in the south, and the Nandewar Ranges and Mount Kaputar to the north. It covers an area of over 43,000 km2. The region is the traditional lands of the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi Nation.

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

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status
Namoi Alluvial Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets July, 2020 June, 2030
Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources 2016
  • Status: In force
N/A July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A
Peel Regulated River Water Source 2022
  • Status: In force
Changes to the Peel Water Sharing Plan fact sheet (July 2022)

Compliance with Water Management Principles (July 2022)

Status of NRC Review Recommendations (July 2022)
July, 2022 June, 2032
Namoi and Peel Unregulated Rivers Water Sources 2012
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets - Peel

Rule summary sheets - Namoi 

Background document (2012) - Namoi

Background document (2010) - Peel Valley
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.

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
Rule summary sheets July, 2020 June, 2030
NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets July, 2020 June, 2030
NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets

Outcome of public exhibition fact sheet
July, 2020 June, 2030