The Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source includes rules for protecting the environment, water extractions, managing licence holders' water accounts, and water trading in the plan area.

Information on this water sharing plan is available for viewing as detailed below:

Water sharing plan

The Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.

Map of Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source

Plan status

The plan commenced on 1 April 2012.

This water sharing plan is due for extension/replacement in July 2022.

Community consultation

The draft plan was on public exhibition from 22 August 2011 to 30 September 2011. All submissions were considered in finalising the statutory plan, which will be in place for 10 years.

Overview to the plan

The Draft water sharing plans – Inland NSW groundwater sources – Overview (PDF 274 KB) provides a general, plain English explanation of this water sharing plan's key provisions. The overview is a summary to be read with the draft plan.

Background document

The Background Document (PDF 397 KB) provides a range of information on the development of the plan such as: how the plan was developed, the area the plan covers, an explanation of regulated and unregulated water sources included in the plan, the public consultation process, and the implementation of the plan.

Rules summary sheet

Water sharing plans contain various rules applying to specific water sources. Rules may include: environmental water rules, access licence dealing rules, rules for access licences, rules for water supply work approvals, rules for making available water determinations, and water allocation account rules.

The following rules summary sheet provides an overview of the key water sharing rules for each water source included in the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater plan. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact NSW Office of Water's Deniliquin office.

Security interests

A security interest may be a mortgage or charge and may be registered or unregistered. Security interest holders have three years from the date of plan commencement to have their interest registered against a water access licence on the Water Access Licence Register, administered by Land and Property Information. Security interest not registered within that period will be extinguished. To find out more go to Water licensing > About licences > Security interests.

General information on water sharing plans

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