What areas does the plan cover?
The Gwydir Surface Water Resource Plan covers all the surface water resources of the Gwydir River Valley. It includes the regulated river system; unregulated rivers flowing into the regulated river system; unregulated effluent rivers flowing out of the regulated river system on the plains; and water captured through farm dams and floodplain harvesting.
The Gwydir Regulated River Water Source between the banks of all rivers, from Copeton Dam water storage downstream to the junction of the Gwydir River and its effluent rivers with the Barwon River that have been declared by the Minister to be a regulated river. The Gwydir Unregulated Rivers Water Sources within the Gwydir Water Management Area.
The draft Water Resource Plan, and proposed changes to the existing Water Sharing Plans, were on public exhibition from 18 October 2018 to 29 November 2018. All submissions received during this period have been reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not all respondents elected to have their submissions published.
The public exhibition period provided valuable feedback that helped develop and inform proposed changes to the Water Sharing Plan and Water Resource Plan. Public information sessions were held in Bingara and Moree in October and November in 2018.