The Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source includes rules for protecting the environment, 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 Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.
The Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers plan commenced on 1 July 2004 and was suspended on 27 July 2007 (PDF 1.67 MB). The plan recommenced on 16 September 2011.
This water sharing plan is due for extension/replacement in July 2014. In May 2014, the Minister approved the extension of the plan until its date of replacement (by 1 July 2015 or sooner).
Guide to plan
The Guide (PDF 559 KB) provides a general, plain English explanation of this water sharing plan's key provisions. The guide is a summary that should be read in conjunction with the plan.
Description of water source
The Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source document (PDf 375 KB) comprises a description of the water source area and a definition of surface waters included in that area.
Water sharing plans are in place for 10 years, providing certainty of access for environmental health and for all licensed water users during the life of the plan. Each plan is supported by an Implementation program that allows the community to identify the strategies the NSW Office of Water will adopt, and details the milestones necessary to ensure that the objectives of the plan are achieved. Any adjustments made to the plan as a result of the program's findings will recognise the limitations set within the original plan.
The Progress report (PDF 110 KB) summarises key activities arising from the implementation of the plan.