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Water resource plans: tools for Basin state governments

A number of tools are available to assist Basin state governments develop their water resource plans. These include:

  • water resource plan assessment framework
  • the regulatory approach statement
  • guidelines, handbook and explanatory texts
  • position statements.

These documents are a guide only and are intended to provide advice and support to Basin state governments in relation to Basin Plan, Chapter 10 implementation.



Water Resource Plan Regulatory Approach Statement
Framework, handbook, guidelines
Water Resource Plan Assessment Framework

This document was updated in November 2018 to reflect a minor change in roles and responsibilities.

Handbook for practitioners
Water Resource Plans (Part 9 guidelines)
Water Resource Plans (Part 14 guidelines)
Water Resource Plan assessment guidelines Part 10 s10.46
Water resource plan assessment report template

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority uses this template to assess water resource plans and provide advice for accreditation to the Commonwealth Minister responsible for water.

Position Statements
Explanatory text for position statements
1A - Incorporation of Basin Plan amendments
6B - consistency with planning for environmental watering
6C - enabling environmental watering between connected water resources
6D - groundwater planned and held environmental water
Updated: 26 Nov 2018  •   Policies and guidelines