What areas does the plan cover?
The Darling Alluvium Water Resource Plan covers groundwater within alluvial deposits of upper and lower reaches of the Darling River, the Paroo River, and the Warrego River.
The Darling Alluvium (GW7) is composed of the following two sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units):
- Upper Darling Alluvium (GS42)
- Lower Darling Alluvium (GS23).
Commonwealth accreditation process
The NSW Government first submitted the Darling Alluvium Water Resource Plan to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) in April 2020 and resubmitted it with changes in October 2022. The plan is now operational following its accreditation by the MDBA in June 2023.
Changes made to the draft plan based on feedback from public consultation and the MDBA’s preliminary advice are provided in the summary of changes fact sheet PDF, 305.77 KB.
Public exhibition of the Darling Alluvium Water Resource Plan is now closed. Public information sessions were held at Pooncarie and Bourke in July and August in 2019. All submissions have been reviewed by the department.
The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not all respondents elected to have their submissions published.