Water sharing plan under review

The weir on Wyong River Photo: Peter Hansen, NSW DPIE-Water

The NSW Government is undertaking public consultation on the proposed rules that will apply to the water management and operation of water licences in the water sharing plan for the Central Coast, which is now under review.

Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000 and the current Central Coast plan is nearing expiry, with the new one to take effect from July 1, 2021.

Public exhibition of the replacement Water Sharing Plan for the Central Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2021 is open until Sunday, January 31.

Live webinars for the public will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 2pm to 3pm and Tuesday, December 8, between 10am and 11am.

The webinars will be conducted by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment-Water officers including Assistant Water Planner, Greg Sheehan, and Senior Project Officer, Peter Hansen.

For information about how to register or send a submission go online to dpie.nsw.gov.au/central-coast-wsp

Sue Murray