Status of NSW water sharing plans
The Water Management Act 2000 applies to areas of New South Wales that have a water sharing plan. Water sharing plans are the primary tool to define water-sharing arrangements in NSW.
A water sharing plan is generally in place for 10 years. We may suspend a water sharing plan in times of severe water shortages. Find out more information on water sharing plan suspensions.
We can also amend water sharing plans under Section 45(1) of the Act, if the Minister is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so. Consultation on proposed amendments is on the public exhibition.