Gwydir Water Resource Plan Surface Water – Issues Paper

Gwydir Water Resource Plan Surface Water Issues Paper – EDO NSW submission

December 2016 - Download PDF

Water resource plans (WRPs) are being developed by each Basin state for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements of the Basin Plan. WRPs will set out how water will be shared between different users, including the environment, in a given ‘water resource area’ (WRA). As such, they will set out how much water will be available for rivers, aquifers, wetlands and other water-dependent ecosystems. Draft WRPs are being preceded by Issues Papers for each WRA. The first of these Issues Papers concerns surface water in the Gwydir catchment.

Our submission highlights the importance of maintaining rules that protect environmental water and the Ramsar listed Gwydir wetlands, and ensuring that water sharing complies with the requirements of the Basin Plan and Water Act 2007 (Cth).