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State water resource plans

Basin state governments develop water resource plans. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) works closely with Basin state governments to ensure water resource plans meet the requirements of the Basin Plan, and address the local requirements of water resource management.

Stages and responsibilities

  • Assist: the water resource plan is being drafted or is being prepared for amendment by Basin state governments and the MDBA is responsible at the Assist stage
  • Assess: the MDBA is responsible at the Assess stage
  • Accredit: the Commonwealth Minister responsible for water is responsible at the Accredit stage
  • Amend: an accredited water resource plan is proposed for amendment – assist, assess and accredit stages occur as before, except the accredited water resource plan remains in place until a new one is accredited

State

Water resource plan

Resource types

Stage

NSW Barwon–Darling Watercourse Surface water Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Darling Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Gwydir

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Gwydir Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Intersecting streams

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Lachlan Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Lachlan surface water

Surface water

Assess

NSW

Macquarie–Castlereagh

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Macquarie–Castlereagh Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Murray Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Murrumbidgee

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Murrumbidgee Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Namoi

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

Namoi Alluvium

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

New South Wales Border Rivers

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium

Groundwater

Assess

NSW

New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow

Groundwater

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW

New South Wales Murray and Lower Darling

Surface water

Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

NSW New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin fractured rock Groundwater Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised
NSW New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin porous rock Groundwater Assist – WRP withdrawn and being revised

ACT

Australian Capital Territory (surface water)

Surface water

Operational

ACT

Australian Capital Territory (groundwater)

Groundwater

Operational

QLD

Border Rivers Moonie

Groundwater and surface water

Operational

QLD

Condamine–Balonne

Groundwater and surface water

Operational

QLD

Warrego–Paroo–Nebine

Groundwater and surface water

Operational

SA

Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges

Groundwater and surface water

Operational

SA

Murray Region

Groundwater and surface water

Operational

SA

South Australian River Murray

Surface water

Operational

VIC

Goulburn–Murray

Groundwater

Operational

VIC

Northern Victoria

Surface water

Operational

VIC

Victorian Murray

Surface water

Operational

VIC

Wimmera–Mallee (groundwater)

Groundwater

Operational

VIC

Wimmera–Mallee (surface water)

Surface water

Operational

Read more about water resource plans stages and responsibilities.

Updated: 13 Apr 2022