2019-2020 Water sharing plan reviews

The purpose of water sharing plans is to prescribe how water is managed, firstly to provide for the environment and also to support social and economic outcomes.

These plans typically apply for a period of ten years. At the end of this period, the Minister responsible for the Water Management Act 2000 may decide to replace or extend a plan. In making this decision, the Minister must consider a report from the Commission in accordance with s.43A of the Act.

Preliminary findings - Peel Valley WSP review

The Commission is currently reviewing the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvial and Fractured Rock Water Sharing Plan 2020.

Preliminary findings were presented at the Namoi Stakeholder Advisory Panel on 30 March 2020.

Feedback to the Commission can be provided by 14 April 2020, using:

What plans are currently being reviewed?

Currently, the Commission is conducting reviews of the following water sharing plans.

Water Sharing Plan Map Expiry
Central Coast Unregulated Central Coast July 2020
Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Upper North Coast July 2020
Hunter Unregulated and Alluvial Hunter July 2020
Lower North Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Lower North Coast July 2020
Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvial and Fractured Rock Namoi July 2020
Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated River Hawkesbury-Nepean July 2021
Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Hawkesbury-Nepean July 2021

More information is available on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

Have your say?

The Commission invited submissions on the above seven water sharing plan reviews from members of the community and stakeholders. The submissions have now closed.

After considering submissions and other evidence, the Commission will provide review report(s) for the Minister.

Related webpages:

2018-2019 Water sharing plan reviews
2017-2018 Water sharing plan reviews
2015 Water sharing plan reviews
2012 Water sharing plan reviews
Lower Lachlan Groundwater Sharing Plan