The water sharing plan establishes rules for water management including the limit of the total volume of water that can be extracted from the water sources in the Castlereagh Unregulated River Water Sources areas.
Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000. The current water sharing plan for the Castlereagh Unregulated River Water Sources will expire on 30 June 2024.
The public exhibition period provides opportunities for water users, stakeholders and other interested parties to learn more about proposed changes in the draft plan, and to make submissions and comment on the draft. Feedback and issues raised during the public exhibition phase will be considered when finalising the plan.
A summary of what we heard during public exhibition will now be developed and published on the department’s website when it is available.
The finalised replacement plan is proposed to commence on or before 1 July 2024.