What area does the plan cover?
The Namoi Surface Water Resource Plan covers all surface water resources of the Namoi and Peel valleys. It includes the regulated river systems, unregulated rivers flowing into the regulated river systems, unregulated effluent creeks flowing out of the regulated river system on the plains, and water captured through farm dams and floodplain water harvesting. Upper Namoi Regulated River Water Source is that between the banks of all rivers, from Split Rock Dam water storage downstream to Keepit Dam water storage. The Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Source all rivers, from Keepit Dam water storage downstream to the junction of the Namoi River with the Barwon River. The Namoi Unregulated Water Sources are the water sources within the Namoi Water Management Area. The Peel Regulated River Water Source includes the Peel River, from Chaffey Dam water storage, downstream to the intersection of the Peel River and Namoi River.
The draft Water Resource Plan, and proposed changes to the existing Water Sharing Plans, were on public exhibition from 26 September 2019 to 20 November 2019. All submissions received during this period have been reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
The public exhibition period provided valuable feedback that helped develop and inform proposed changes to the Water Sharing Plans and Water Resource Plan. Public information sessions were held at Tamworth, Narrabri, Gunnedah and Wee Waa in October and November 2019.
The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not all respondents elected to have their submissions published.