What areas does the plan cover?
The Murrumbidgee surface water resource plan covers all the surface water resources of the Murrumbidgee Valley. It includes the regulated river systems, unregulated rivers flowing into the regulated river systems, unregulated effluent creeks flowing out of the regulated river system onto the plains, and water captured through farm dams. The Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source comprises water between the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, from Burrinjuck Dam and Blowering Dam downstream to the confluence of the Murray River. It also includes the Lowbidgee and Yanco Creek, Colombo Creek and lower sections of Billabong Creek. The water sources of the Murrumbidgee unregulated rivers cover surface water sources within the Murrumbidgee Water Management Area and the Murray Water Management Area.
The draft Water Resource Plan, and proposed changes to the existing Water Sharing Plans, were on public exhibition from 5 June 2019 to 14 July 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 Plan and Water Resource Plan. Public information sessions were held at Wagga Wagga, Jerilderie, Griffith and Hay in June 2019.