Strategy
Description

The purpose of the New South Wales Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan (this Plan or NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface WRP) is to set out how New South Wales (NSW) will meet its obligations under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan 2012 (Basin Plan) in the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan Area (NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface WRPA).

This Plan addresses the requirements of Chapter 10 of the Basin Plan. A WRP must comply with Chapter 10 requirements for it to be accredited under Part 2 Division 2 of the Water Act 2007 (Cth).

This Plan operates in accordance with Part 2 Division 2 of the Water Act 2007 (Cth) and the Basin Plan. This Plan applies to all surface water resources in the NSW Murray SDL resource unit (SS14) and Lower Darling SDL resource unit (SS18) within the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface WRPA.

This Plan recognises the objectives in Chapter 5 of the Basin Plan. The Basin Plan outcomes and objectives are refined for the New South Wales Murray and Lower Darling WRPA (NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface WRPA, or the WRPA) through:

  • The objectives in clauses 8 to 11 of the Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Regulated Rivers Water Sources 2020
  • The objectives in clauses 10 to 12A of the Water Sharing Plan for the Murray Unregulated River Water Sources 2011
  • The objectives in clauses 8 to 10A of the Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated River Water Source 2011
  • The objectives of the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water Quality Management Plan.

This Water Resource Plan (WRP) has eight sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Identification of WRP area and other matters
  3. Risks to water sources
  4. Environmental water, cultural flows and sustainable management
  5. Take for consumptive use
  6. Water quality management
  7. Measuring and monitoring
  8. Information used to prepare the WRP
Publication Details
Publication Year:
2019