Proposed Basin Plan amendments

The submission period was open from 22 November 2016 until 5pm (AEST) on Friday 24 February 2017.

This was an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed amendments.

We are now reviewing submissions and the feedback received at information sessions.

All submissions will be published on this page unless labelled confidential.


Information sessions

During the submission period we held about 50 information sessions around the Basin. Our staff and experts from other government agencies were available to discuss the proposed amendments.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed amendments to the Basin Plan relate to the following areas:

  • Sustainable diversion limits for the northern Murray–Darling Basin
  • Sustainable diversion limits for groundwater in these areas: Eastern and Western Porous Rock (NSW) and Goulburn–Murray (Victoria)
  • Practical changes to make Basin Plan implementation clearer for Basin states (for example boundary changes, minor changes on how states consistently apply rules on extracting groundwater)

Find out more about the proposed amendments


The submission period was open from 22 November 2016 until 5pm (AEST) on Friday 24 February 2017.

This was an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed amendments.

We are now reviewing submissions and the feedback received at information sessions.

All submissions will be published on this page unless labelled confidential.


Information sessions

During the submission period we held about 50 information sessions around the Basin. Our staff and experts from other government agencies were available to discuss the proposed amendments.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed amendments to the Basin Plan relate to the following areas:

  • Sustainable diversion limits for the northern Murray–Darling Basin
  • Sustainable diversion limits for groundwater in these areas: Eastern and Western Porous Rock (NSW) and Goulburn–Murray (Victoria)
  • Practical changes to make Basin Plan implementation clearer for Basin states (for example boundary changes, minor changes on how states consistently apply rules on extracting groundwater)

Find out more about the proposed amendments