What area does the plan cover?
The NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow Water Resource Plan area covers the uppermost groundwater systems that overlie or are partly within the confining beds of the Great Artesian Basin. It includes all groundwater contained within the unconsolidated sediments regardless of depth and all other geological formations to a maximum depth of 60 m below the surface of the ground.
The NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow (GW13) is composed of three sustainable diversion limit resource units (SDL resource units):
- NSW Great Artesian Basin Surat Shallow (GS34)
- NSW Great Artesian Basin Warrego Shallow (GS35)
- NSW Great Artesian Basin Central Shallow (GS36)
Public exhibition of the NSW GAB Shallow WRP is now closed. All submissions have been reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Public information sessions were held at Bourke and Lightning Ridge in August 2019.
The following respondents agreed to have their submissions published on this website. Note that not all respondents elected to have their submissions published.