Water resource status and issues papers for Barwong-Darling and Namoi systems

Surface Water Status and Issues Papers for the Barwon-Darling and Namoi catchments – EDO NSW submissions

March 2017

EDO NSW has commented on two of the eight Status and Issues Papers recently put on exhibition:

  • Barwon-Darling Surface Water – Status and Issues Paper – Download PDF

  • Namoi Water Resource Plan Surface Water – Status and Issues Paper – Download PDF

In these two brief submissions, we outline our key concerns about the future allocation of water under ‘water resource plans’ for the Barwon-Darling and Namoi Catchments. These water resource plans, which must be finalised by mid-2019, must comply with the requirements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

There will be an opportunity to comment on full draft water resource plans when they are put on exhibition in 2018. EDO NSW will analyse these when they are made publicly available as part of our ongoing water law work.

Link to this submission's page.