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 2022
  • Status: In force

Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022 Plan Map

Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022 Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Map

Summary of changes to the Coffs Harbour Water Sharing Plan fact sheet (July 2022)

Compliance with water management principles fact sheet (July 2022)

Status of NRC Review Recommendations fact sheet (July 2022)
July, 2022 June, 2032 Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009

Hastings Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2019

  • Status: In force
Rule summary sheets
Background document 2019
July, 2019 June, 2029 N/A
Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022
  • Status: In force

Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Source 2022 Plan Map

Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Source 2022 Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Map

Summary of changes to the Lower North Coast Water Sharing Plan fact sheet (July 2022)

Compliance with water management principles fact sheet (July 2022)

Status of NRC Review Recommendations fact sheet (July 2022)
July, 2022 June, 2032 Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009

Macleay Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2016

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

Nambucca Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2016

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

North Coast Coastal Sands Groundwater Sources 2016

  • 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
Background document 2016

Compliance with water management principles (July 2022)

Plan map
July, 2016 June, 2026

North Coast Coastal Sands Groundwater Sources 2016

  • Status: Amended

North Coast Fractured and Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2016

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