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New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the groundwater resources in the New South Wales Murray­­–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government Minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 22 November 2022. The Minister’s decision instrument and the explanatory statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

The documents informing the recommendation decision are set out below.

Related information

View the list of all state water resource plans.

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Recommendation documents
MDBA’s letter to the Minister for the Environment and Water
The Authority’s recommendation on the proposed NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan
MDBA’s Assessment of the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan
MDBA’s Assessment of no net reduction in the level of protection of Planned Environmental Water for the NSW Fractured Rock water resource plan
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations advice on the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan
Independent review of the assessment process for the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan
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The NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Water Resource Plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

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Key documents
New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock proposed water resource plan
Schedule A: New South Wales Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources Order 2020
Schedule B: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water resource plan index – appears in water resource plan on page 122
Schedule C: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock consultation report
Schedule D: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock risk assessment
Schedule E: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Incident Response Guide
Schedule F: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock water quality management plan
Schedule G: Information and methods used in preparing water resource plans – appears in water resource plan on page 132
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 135
Appendix A: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock 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 report with Barapa Barapa Nation


Attachment C – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Bigambul Nation


Attachment D – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Budjiti Nation


Attachment E – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Euahlayi Nation


Attachment F – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Githabul Tribe


Attachment H – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Guwamu (Kooma) Nation


Attachment I – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Kambuwal Nation


Attachment J – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Kunja Nation


Attachment K – Culturally appropriate First Nations report with Kwiambul Nation


Attachment M – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Maraura Nation


Attachment N – Culturally appropriate First Nations partnership: Murrawarri Nation Report


Attachment O – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Muthi Muthi


Attachment P – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Nari Nari Nation


Attachment Q – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Ngarabal Nation


Attachment R – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Ngemba Nation


Attachment S – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation: Ngiyampaa Nation consultation report


Attachment T – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Ngunnawal/Ngunawal Nation


Attachment W – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wadi Wadi Nation


Attachment X – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wailwan Nation


Attachment Z – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wemba Wemba Nation


Attachment AA – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 1 of 3: Lachlan River Valley


Attachment AA – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 2 of 3: Macquarie River Valley


Attachment AA – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 3 of 3: Murrumbidgee River Valley (and Murray River)


Attachment BB – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Yita Yita


Attachment CC – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Yorta Yorta


Attachment DD – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Bangerang Nation


Attachment EE – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wolgalu Nation

 

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Supporting documents
Native title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners number 8 (Part A)
Native title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners number 8 (Part B)
Water sharing plan for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock Water Sources 2010 – version as at 7 January 2011
Water sharing plan for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock Water Sources 2010 – version as at 26 September 2014
Water sharing plan for the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources 2011
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
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part A: Murrumbidgee catchment
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part B: Murrumbidgee planning units
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part A: Murrumbidgee catchment - Draft for exhibition
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part B: Murrumbidgee planning units - 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
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A: Macquarie–Castlereagh catchment – draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part B: Macquarie–Castlereagh planning units – draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A – Draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part B – Draft for exhibition
Lachlan long term water plan – Part A: Lachlan catchment
Lachlan long term water plan – Part B: Lachlan planning units
Lachlan long term water plan – Part A: Lachlan catchment– Draft for exhibition
Lachlan long term water plan – Part B: Lachlan 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
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
Intersecting Streams long term water plan – Parts A and B
Intersecting Streams 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 long term water plan – Part A – Draft for exhibition
Barwon–Darling long term water plan – Part B – Draft for exhibition
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
Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock WRP groundwater sources Order 2020
Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources – Amendment Order 2022
Water Sharing Plan for the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources – Amendment Order 2021
NSW Water Management Act 2000 No 92 as at 23 November 2012
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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