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New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium water resource plan

New South Wales formally submitted the proposed NSW Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan (proposed WRP) package for assessment to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) under the Water Act 2007 (Cth) on 17 February 2022.

A previous version of the proposed WRP was submitted in April 2020. In May 2021 New South Wales was notified of the grounds on which the Authority considered that it should recommend the Minister not accredit the proposed WRP. On 25 May 2021, New South Wales withdrew the version submitted in April 2020 and then resubmitted a new version on 17 February 2022.

At the time of publication, a recommendation on accreditation has not yet been made by the MDBA to the Commonwealth Minister responsible for water. The proposed WRP is not operational. The publication of the proposed WRP on the MDBA’s website is to enable transparency.

*Note: The map of the water resource plan area referred to in this water resource plan can be found on the MDBA’s maps and spatial data web page.

Related information

View the list of all state water resource plans.

Downloads

Key documents
New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium proposed Water Resource Plan
Schedule A: New South Wales Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvial groundwater sources 2020
Schedule B: New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan index – appears in Water resource Plan on page 85
Schedule C: New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan consultation report
Schedule D: New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium risk assessment
Schedule E: New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan Incident Response Guide
Schedule F: New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan water quality management plan
Schedule G: Information and methods used in preparing WRP – appears in Water resource plan on page 94
Schedule H: New South Wales groundwater environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan
Schedule I: Information relating to take for consumptive use – appears in Water resource plan on page 97
Appendix A – New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium Water Resource Plan – Groundwater Resource Description
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Consultation reports – Attachments to Schedule C

If you would like to request a copy of one of these reports please contact the MDBA.

Attachment A: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Bigambul Nations
Attachment B: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Githabul Tribe
Attachment C: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Kambuwal Nations
Attachment D: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Gomeroi Nation
Attachment E: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Kwiambul Nation
Attachment F: Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Ngarabal Nation
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Supporting information
Water Management Act 2000 – version as at 23 November 2012
Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Border Rivers Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012
New South Wales Border Rivers long term water plan parts A and B – Draft for exhibition
New South Wales Border Rivers Long-term water plan parts A and B
New South Wales – Queensland Border Rivers Intergovernmental Agreement 2008
New South Wales Water Strategy
A pathway to Cultural Flows in Australia
Cultural Flows – A guide for First Nations
Cultural Flows – A guide for water managers
Draft Regional Water Strategy – Border Rivers: Strategy
Relevant legislation
NSW Water Management Act 2000
NSW Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Water Act 2007 (Cth)
Basin Plan 2012
Updated: 24 Feb 2021  •   MDBA reports