Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial
The Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources includes rules for protecting the environment, water extractions, managing licence holders' water accounts and water trading in the plan area.
This plan was formerly named the Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial. The new name reflects that this plan now covers the all the unregulated and alluvial water sources in the Castlereagh catchment (see below).
Information on this water sharing plan is available for viewing as detailed below.
Water sharing plan
The Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.
The water sources that are covered by this plan are shown on the Plan Map.
The Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources commenced on 1 October 2011.
For more information about replacement, merged and new water sharing plans that commenced 1 July 2016, including key issues addressed and details of the consultation undertaken for this plan, visit the Replacement, merged and new water sharing plans page.
For up to date water allocation announcements for your water source, please see Current Available Water Determinations.
This water sharing plan is due for extension/replacement in July 2022.
Castlereagh (above Binnaway) Water Sharing Plan
The Castlereagh (above Binnaway) Water Sharing Plan was due for replacement in 2014. The plan was extended until the commencement of the respective replacement plan, or until 1 July 2016, whichever occurs first. During the replacement process the Castlereagh (above Binnaway) water source was incorporated into the then Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources, resulting in a single water sharing plan covering all the unregulated water sources in the catchment, now named the Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources.
Due to the minor changes proposed and the expected associated minimal impact, there has been no formal public consultation process undertaken. However all affected water users were written to and invited to make phone contact or submit written comments.
For more information on the key water sharing rules refer to the Castlereagh above Binnaway rules summary sheet below.
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.
Overview of the plan
The Water sharing plans – Inland NSW unregulated and alluvial water sources – Overview (PDF, 889.96 KB) is a general, plain English explanation of this water sharing plan's key provisions. The overview is a summary that should be read together with the draft plan
The Background Document (PDF, 1128.34 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 unregulated water sources included in the plan, the public consultation process, and the 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 Unregulated and Alluvial plan. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact our Water Regulation 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)||Castlereagh above Binnaway (PDF, 47.08 KB)|
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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