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New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow water resource plan

New South Wales formally submitted the proposed NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow water resource plan (proposed WRP) package for assessment to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) under the Water Act 2007 (Cth) on 1 September 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 WRP area referred to in this WRP 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 Great Artesian Basin Shallow proposed Water Resource Plan
Schedule A: Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow Groundwater Sources 2020
Schedule B: New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Water Resource Plan index – appears in WRP on page 94
Schedule C: New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Water Resource Plan Consultation Report
Schedule D: New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Risk assessment
Schedule E: New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Water Resource Plan Incident Response Guide
Schedule F: New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Water Resource Plan Water quality management plan
Schedule G: Information and methods used in preparing WRP – appears in WRP on page 103
Schedule H: New South Wales Groundwater Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Plan
Schedule I: Information relating to take for consumptive use – appears in WRP on page 106
Appendix A: Great Artesian Basin Shallow 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 B: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Bigambul Nation
Attachment C: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Budjiti Nation
Attachment D: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Euahlayi Nation
Attachment F: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Guwamu (Kooma) Nation
Attachment G: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Kambuwal Nation
Attachment H: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Kunja Nation
Attachment I: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Kwiambul Nation
Attachment K: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Partnership: Murrawarri Nation Report
Attachment L: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Ngarabal Nation
Attachment M: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation with Ngemba Nation
Attachment N: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation Report with Wailwan Nation
Attachment O: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 1 of 3: Lachlan River Valley
Attachment O: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 2 of 3: Macquarie River Valley
Attachment O: Culturally Appropriate First Nations Consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 3 of 3 Murrumbidgee River Valley (and Murray River)
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Relevant legislation
NSW Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Water Act 2007 (Cth)
Basin Plan 2012
Access Licence Dealing Principles Order 2004
NSW Water Management Act 2000 No 92 as at 23 November 2012
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Supporting information
Namoi long term water plan – Part A: Namoi Catchment
Namoi long term water plan – Part B: Namoi Planning units
Namoi long term water plan – Part A: Namoi Catchment – Draft for exhibition
Namoi long term water plan – Part B: Namoi Planning units – Draft for exhibition
Gwydir long term water plan – Part A: Gwydir catchment
Gwydir long term water plan – Part B: Gwydir planning units
Gwydir long term water plan – Part A: Gwydir catchment – Draft for exhibition
Gwydir long term water plan – Part B: Gwydir planning units – Draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A: Macquarie–Castlereagh catchment
Macquarie–Castlereagh Long Term Water Plan – Part B: Macquarie–Castlereagh Planning Units
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A: Draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part B: Draft for exhibition
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part A: Murray–Lower Darling catchment
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part B: Murray–Lower Darling planning units
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part A: Murray–Lower Darling catchment – Draft for exhibition
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part B: Murray–Lower Darling planning units – Draft for exhibition
New South Wales Border Rivers long term water plan – Parts A and B
New South Wales Border Rivers long term water plan – Parts A and B – Draft for exhibition
Barwon–Darling long term water plan – Part A
Barwon–Darling long term water plan – Part B: Barwon–Darling planning units
Barwon–Darling long term water plan – Part A: Draft for exhibition
Barwon–Darling long term water plan – Part B: Draft for exhibition
Intersecting Streams long term water plan – Parts A and B
Intersecting Streams long term water plan – Parts A and B: Draft for exhibition
Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow Groundwater Sources 2011
Native Title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 Part A
Native Title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 Part B
New South Wales Water Strategy
A pathway to Cultural Flows in Australia
Cultural Flows – A guide for water managers
Cultural Flows – A guide for First Nations