Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated River Water Sources
The Water Sharing Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated River Water 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 Unregulated River 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.
Note: There may be a short delay between the plan being amended and it becoming available on www.legislation.nsw.gov.au. This link will be updated as soon as the plan is available. In the interim, please see the Amendment Order 2016. If you would like a copy of the legal instrument in the interim, please contact us on 1800 353 104 or email email@example.com
The Water Sharing Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated River Water Sources commenced on 1 July 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 Replacement, merged and new water sharing plans.
For up to date water allocation announcements for your water source, please see Current Available Water Determinations.
The plan is due for extension or replacement by July 2021.
Kangaroo River Water Sharing Plan
The Kangaroo River 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 Kangaroo River Water Source was re-established as the Kangaroo River Management Zone within the Shoalhaven River Water Source. The Kangaroo River Extraction Management Unit was merged into the Shoalhaven River Extraction Management Unit.
The water sharing rules for the Kangaroo River Management Zone were incorporated into the Water Sharing Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated River Water Sources, resulting in a single plan covering all water sources and management zones. Proposed changes to the water sharing rules for the Kangaroo River were placed on public exhibition in February and March 2016.
All submissions were considered before finalising amendments to the rules.
For more information on the key water sharing rules refer to the Kangaroo River Management Zone rule summary sheet below.
Guide to plan
The Guide (PDF, 290.02 KB) provides a general, plain English explanation of the water sharing plan's key provisions. The guide is a summary that should be read in conjunction with the plan.
The Background document (PDF, 1105.42 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 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 rule summary sheets provide an overview of the key water sharing rules for each water source in the plan area. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact our Water Regulation staff.
More information on water sharing plans
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