What areas does the plan cover?
The NSW Border Rivers Surface Water Resource Plan covers all the surface water resources of the NSW Border Rivers 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 water harvesting. The NSW Border Rivers Regulated Water water between the banks of all rivers, from the Pindari Dam water storage downstream to the Pindari Dam wall, the Severn River from Pindari Dam wall downstream to its junction with the Macintyre River, the Macintyre River from its junction with the Severn River downstream to the junction of the Barwon River, the Barwon River from its junction with the Macintyre River downstream to Mungindi Weir, and the Dumaresq River from its junction with Pike Creek downstream to the junction of the Macintyre River. The NSW Border Rivers Unregulated Water Sources within the Border Rivers Water Management Area.
The draft Water Resource Plan, and proposed changes to the existing Water Sharing Plans, were on public exhibition from 5 December 2018 to 1 February 2019. 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 Plans and Water Resource Plan. A public information session was held in Goondiwindi on 11 December 2018.