The Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources includes proposed 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

Locality map for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources

The Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.

Plan status

The Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial plan commenced on 1 October 2011.

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

In 2014, when the Castlereagh River (above Binnaway) Water Sharing Plan is due for remake, a merger with this plan is proposed which will result in a single water sharing plan covering the unregulated water sources in this catchment.

Community consultation

The draft plan was on public exhibition between 6 December 2010 and 31 January 2011. During the consultation period this plan was known as the draft Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources. All submissions were considered in finalising the statutory plan, which will be in place for 10 years.

The following report was prepared to assist community consultation on macro water sharing plans. It was available for viewing and downloading during the public exhibition period:

Overview of the plan

The Inland NSW unregulated and alluvial water sources – Overview (PDF 190 KB) provides a general, plain English explanation of the water sharing plan's key provisions. The overview is a summary that should be read in conjunction with the plan.

Background document

The Background document (PDF 1.1 MB) provides a range of information on the plan such as: how the plan was developed, the plan area, an explanation of unregulated and alluvial water sources included in the plan, the public consultation process, and implementation of the plan.

Rules summary sheets

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 sheets provide an overview of the key water sharing rules for each water source included in the Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial plan. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact our Dubbo licensing staff.

Binnaway to Gilgandra (PDF 24 KB) Nedgera Creek (PDF 20 KB)
Castlereagh Alluvial (PDF 34 KB) Teridgerie Creek (PDF 20 KB)
Castlereagh River below Coonamble (PDF 26 KB) Tooraweenah to Coonamble Tributaries (PDF 21 KB)
Castlereagh River Gilgandra to Coonamble (PDF 21 KB)  

Security interests

A security interest may be a mortgage or charge and may be registered or unregistered. Once a water sharing plan commences, security interest holders have three years 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.

More information on water sharing plans

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