North Coast region

Scenic country views of the Mann River near Cangai, New South Wales.

The North Coast region of NSW is nestled between the Central Coast and Far North Coast regions. It covers an area greater than 17,000km2. The region is located within the traditional lands of the Birpai, Dunghutti, Gumbaynggirr and Nganyaywana Nations.

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

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Water Sharing Plan (WSP) Supporting documentation Commence date Cease date Prior Water Sharing Plan and status
Bellinger River Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2020
  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2020
Outcomes of public exhibition fact sheet
July, 2020 June, 2030

Clarence River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2016

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016
July, 2016 June, 2026 N/A

Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009

  • Status: In force
    (with two year extension)
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2009
August, 2009 June, 2022N/A

Hastings Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2019

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2019
July, 2019June, 2029N/A
Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009
  • Status: In force
    (with two year extension)
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2009
August, 2009June, 2022N/A

Macleay Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2016

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016
July, 2016June, 2026N/A

Nambucca Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2016

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2016
September, 2016June, 2027N/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