The water sharing plan establishes rules for water management including the limit of the total volume of water that can be extracted from the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated Water Source.
Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000. The current water sharing plan for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated River Water Source 2011 will expire on 30 June 2024.
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.
The finalised replacement plan is proposed to commence on or before 1 July 2024.