Draft water sharing plans for the Greater Metropolitan Region

Greater Metroploitan Region water sharing plan map

The draft water sharing plans for the Greater Metropolitan Region unregulated river water sources and the Greater Metropolitan Region groundwater sources were 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. The exhibition is now closed.

All submissions will be considered in the finalisation of the statutory plans which will be in place for ten years.

Documents relevant to the draft water sharing plans can be downloaded from this page.

Greater Metropolitan Region unregulated river water sources

The draft plan for Greater Metropolitan Region unregulated river water sources includes rules for protecting the environment, water extraction, managing licence holders' water accounts and water trading in 49 management zones. For more information the following documents are available:

As a result of concerns raised during the public exhibition period in the Lower Nepean and Hawkesbury additional information has been made available for this area:

Report cards for each management zone

Berowra Creek and Cowan Creek (PDF 34 KB) Middle Nepean River (PDF 40 KB)
Boro Creek (PDF 31 KB) Mid Shoalhaven River (PDF 32 KB)
Broughton Creek (PDF 43 KB) Minnamurra Coastal (PDF 35 KB)
Bungonia Creek (PDF 32 KB) Minnamurra River (PDF 43 KB)
Cattai Creek (PDF 32 KB) Mongarlowe River (PDF 35 KB)
Colo River (PDF 40 KB) Mulwaree River (PDF 31 KB)
Cooks River and Botany Bay (PDF 35 KB) Nattai River and Lake Burragorang (PDF 42 KB)
Corang and Endrick Rivers (PDF 31 KB) Nerrimunga Creek (PDF 31 KB)
Dharabuladh (PDF 36 KB) Northern Sydney Coastal (PDF 36 KB)
Erskine Creek and Glenbrook Creek (PDF 30 KB) Parramatta River (PDF 42 KB)
Georges River (PDF 53 KB) Reedy Creek (PDF 32 KB)
Grose River (PDF 31 KB) Shoalhaven River Gorge (PDF 36 KB)
Hacking River (PDF 35 KB) South Creek (PDF 40 KB)
Jenolan River (PDF 31 KB) Southern Sydney Coastal (PDF 30 KB)
Kedumba River (PDF 31 KB) Upper Hawkesbury River (PDF 44 KB)
Kowmung River (PDF 36 KB) Upper Nepean River (PDF 65 KB)
Lake Illawarra (PDF 39 KB) Upper Shoalhaven River (PDF 35 KB)
Lane Cove River (PDF 36 KB) Warragamba River (PDF 35 KB)
Lower Hawkesbury River (PDF 36 KB) Werriberri Creek (PDF 35 KB)
Lower Kangaroo River (PDF 42 KB) Wingecarribee River (PDF 41 KB)
Lower Nepean River (PDF 40 KB) Wollondilly River (PDF 43 KB)
Lower Shoalhaven River (PDF 52 KB) Wollongong Coastal (PDF 39 KB)
Macdonald River (PDF 32 KB) Woronora River (PDF 41 KB)
Macquarie Rivulet (PDF 38 KB) Wywandy (PDF 35 KB)
Middle Harbour (PDF 55 KB)  

In addition, the following general information is also available on the macro planning process:

Greater Metropolitan Region groundwater sources

The draft plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region groundwater sources includes rules for protecting the environment, water extraction, managing licence holders' water accounts and water trading in 13 groundwater sources. For more information the following documents are available:

Report cards for each groundwater source

Botany Sands (PDF 76 KB) Sydney Basin Central (PDF 78 KB)
Coxs River Fractured Rock (PDF 74 KB) Sydney Basin Coxs River (PDF 76 KB)
Goulburn Fractured Rock (PDF 75 KB) Sydney Basin Nepean (PDF 77 KB)
Hawkesbury Alluvium (PDF 73 KB) Sydney Basin North (PDF 73 KB)
Maroota Tertiary Sands (PDF 72 KB) Sydney Basin Richmond (PDF 73 KB)
Metropolitan Coastal Sands (PDF 76 KB) Sydney Basin South (PDF 76 KB)
Sydney Basin Blue Mountains (PDF 77 KB)  

In addition, the following general information is also available on the macro planning process: