What area does the plan cover?
The Macquarie-Castlereagh Alluvium WRP covers groundwater within the alluvial deposits of the Macquarie–Castlereagh catchment in central-western NSW.
The Macquarie-Castlereagh Alluvium (GW12) is composed of the following seven sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units):
- Bell Valley alluvium (GS11)
- Castlereagh alluvium (GS14)
- Coolaburragundy–Talbragar alluvium (GS15)
- Cudgegong alluvium (GS16)
- Lower Macquarie alluvium (GS26)
- Upper Macquarie alluvium (GS45)
Groundwater within the Great Artesian Basin is not included in the Murray–Darling Basin water sources as the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 excludes it.
Public exhibition of the Macquarie–Castlereagh Alluvium WRP is now closed. All submissions have been reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Public information sessions were held in Dubbo, Narromine and Mudgee in November 2018.
The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not respondents elected to have their submissions published.