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Plans and strategies

Water sharing plans

Water sharing plans are a statutory obligation under the Water Management Act 2000.

The redgum trees on the banks of the River Murray in Tooleybuc, New South Wales.

Public exhibition and public comment sought

View a list of water sharing plan amendments where public comment is being sought.

Urunga NSW where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet and empty into the pacific ocean.

Water sharing plan status

Find information on water sharing plans for each region.

Never Never River at Bellingen in New South Wales.

Water sharing plan suspensions

View a list of current water sharing plan suspensions.

Bellinger River on the Mid North Coast in New South Wales.

How water sharing plans work

Find out what a water sharing plan is and why they are necessary.

Macleay River, mangrove and saltmarsh areas.

Planning and evaluation

Read about the process for developing and evaluating water sharing plans.

Flowing bore for watering stock, Narriearra Station.

Environmental rules

Learn more about environmental flow rules in water sharing plans.

Surface of lazy slow Gwydir river between gumtrees on flat banks in Moree plains area in NSW outback.

Audits and reviews

All water sharing plans are independently audited and reviewed during their 10-year term. Learn more about audits and reviews.

Borepipe flow.