The Water Sharing Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources 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 Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.
The Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources plan was made on 2 March 2011 and commenced on 1 July 2011.
This water sharing plan is due for extension/replacement in July 2021.
The draft plan was on public exhibition from 7 June to 30 July 2010. Community consultation included public information sessions in the Shoalhaven/Illawarra, Hawkesbury-Nepean and Metro Sydney areas. All submissions were considered in the finalisation of the statutory plan which will be in place for ten years.
Guide to plan
The Guide (PDF 278 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.
The Background document (PDF 848 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 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 Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources plan. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact our licensing staff.
General information on water sharing plans
Find out more about water sharing plans from the following pages on this website: