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2020

NSW Great Artesian Basin Water Sharing Plan - Draft Sharing Plan Have Your Say

Submissions due by 6th April 2020 Download Submission Forms Here.

Author: ABWUA

The new WSP will be in place for 10 years and can be rolled over for another 10. If you want a say in your GAB water, for possibly the next 20 years, you need to act now.

The current NSW Great Artesian Basin Water Sharing Plan is due to expire on 1 July 2020. The department has prepared a draft replacement plan and is seeking feedback from water users and other interested parties as part of the public exhibition phase.

Water sharing plans are statutory instruments under the Water Management Act 2000, and are in effect for a 10-year period. Water sharing plans prescribe how water is sustainably managed to support economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes.

 

 

The draft plan applies to the groundwater resources of NSW's Great Artesian Basin (GAB), referred to as the:

  • Eastern Recharge Groundwater Source,
  • Southern Recharge Groundwater Source,
  • Surat Groundwater Source,
  • Warrego Groundwater Source, and
  • Central Groundwater Source.

The draft water sharing plan, is open for feedback until: 6th April 2020 (AEDT). IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED 

These documents are a must read before putting in a submission.

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Feb

2020

NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Resource Description Report

Author: ABWUA
WATER SHARING PLAN FOR THE NSW GREAT ARTESIAN BASIN
GROUNDWATER SOURCES
Groundwater Resource Description
NSW Great Artesian Basin
February 2020

The Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Sources 2008 (WSP 2008) started in July 2008 for a period of 10 years up to June 2018. In June 2018, the Natural Resources Commission reviewed the WSP 2008 and recommended it for replacement in July 2020. Water sharing plans align with state-based water resource management policies and build on the existing water planning and management frameworks that have been established in NSW. 

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is Australia’s largest groundwater basin, spreading across 1.7 million square kilometres of New South Wales (NSW), Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory, or approximately 22% of Australia. The GAB underlies 207,592 square kilometres of New South Wales.
The Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Sources 2008 (WSP 2008) started in July 2008 for a period of 10 years up to June 2018. In June 2018, the Natural Resources Commission reviewed the WSP 2008 and recommended it for replacement in July 2020. Water sharing plans align with state-based water resource management policies and build on the existing water planning and management frameworks that have been established in NSW. The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is Australia’s largest groundwater basin, spreading across 1.7 million square kilometres of New South Wales (NSW), Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory, or approximately 22% of Australia. The GAB underlies 207,592 square kilometres of New South Wales.

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ABWUA represents individual Bore Trusts and private bore owners in their dealings with government and other bodies where a collective voice is required. DPI Water is recovering water in the NSW Great Artesian Basin by capping and piping free-flowing artesian bores.

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