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WATER SHARING PLAN FOR THE GREATER METROPOLITAN REGION UNREGULATED RIVER WATER SOURCES 2011

- Made under the Water Management Act 2000
- As at 6 January 2017
- Reg 112 of 2011

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - INTRODUCTION
   Note

   1.      Name of Plan
   2.      Nature and status of this Plan
   3.      Commencement of this Plan
   4.      Application of this Plan
   5.      Management zones
   6.      Extraction management units in these water sources
   7.      Understanding the rules in this Plan
   8.      Interpretation

   PART 2 - VISION, OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
   Note

   9.      Vision statement
   9A.     Acknowledgement
   10.     Objectives
   11.     Strategies
   12.     Performance indicators

   PART 3 - BULK ACCESS REGIME

   13.     Bulk access regime
   14.     Climatic variability

   PART 4 - PLANNED ENVIRONMENTAL WATER PROVISIONS
   Note

   15.     General
   16.     Commitment and identification of planned environmental water
   17.     Establishment and maintenance of planned environmental water
   18.     (Repealed)

   PART 5 - REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER

           Division 1 - General

   19.     Application

           Division 2 - Requirements for water for basic landholder rights

   20.     Domestic and stock rights
   21.     Native title rights
   22.     Harvestable rights

           Division 3 - Requirements for water for extraction under access licences

   23.     Share components of domestic and stock access licences
   24.     Share components of local water utility access licences
   25.     Share components of unregulated river access licences
   26.     Share components of major utility access licences

   PART 6 - SYSTEM OPERATION RULES

   27.     General
   28.     Environmental flow releases in the Shoalhaven River Water Source
   29.     Releases for Shoalhaven City Council from Tallowa Dam in the Shoalhaven River Water Source
   30.     Transfer rules from the Shoalhaven River Water Source to the Upper Nepean and Upstream Warragamba Water Source
   31.     Interchange rules for Fitzroy Falls Reservoir and Lake Yarrunga in the Shoalhaven River Water Source
   32.     Environmental flow releases in the Upper Nepean and Upstream Warragamba Water Source
   33.     Releases for other purposes in the Upper Nepean and Upstream Warragamba Water Source
   34.     Environmental flow releases in the Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers Water Source
   35.     Releases for environmental and town water supply purposes in the Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers Water Source
   36.     Environmental flow releases in the Southern Sydney Rivers Water Source
   37.     Environmental contingency allowance rules for these water sources
   38.     Banked environmental flow rules for these water sources
   39.     Environmental flows reference group for these water sources
   39A.    Investigations into environmental release rules

   PART 7 - LIMITS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF WATER

           Division 1 - Long-term average annual extraction limit

   40.     General
   41.     Volume of the long-term average annual extraction limits
   42.     Calculation of current levels of annual extraction
   43.     Assessment of average annual extraction against the long-term average annual extraction limit
   44.     Compliance with the long-term average annual extraction limits

           Division 2 - Available water determinations

   45.     General
   46.     Available water determinations for domestic and stock access licences
   47.     Available water determinations for local water utility access licences
   48.     Available water determinations for major utility (subcategory “Urban water”) access licences
   49.     Available water determinations for major utility (subcategory “Power generation”) access licences
   50.     Available water determinations for unregulated river access licences
   51.     Available water determinations for unregulated river (high flow) access licences

   PART 8 - RULES FOR GRANTING ACCESS LICENCES
   Note

   52.     Specific purpose access licences
   52A.    Granting of access licences as a result of controlled allocation

   PART 9 - RULES FOR MANAGING ACCESS LICENCES

           Division 1 - Water allocation account management rules

   53.     General
   54.     Individual access licence account management rules

           Division 2 - Flow classes and daily access rules

   55.     General
   56.     Flow classes
   57.     Access rules for the taking of surface water
   58.     Total daily extraction limits
   59.     Assignment of TDELs to categories of access licences
   60.     Individual daily extraction limits

   PART 10 - RULES FOR WATER SUPPLY WORK APPROVALS
   Note

   61.     General
   62.     Granting or amending water supply work approvals

   PART 11 - ACCESS LICENCE DEALING RULES

   63.     General
   64.     Conversion of access licence to new category
   65.     Assignment of rights dealings
   66.     Amendment of share component dealings (change of water source)
   67.     Amendment of extraction component dealings
   68.     Assignment of water allocation dealings
   69.     Interstate access licence transfer and assignment of water allocation
   70.     Nomination of water supply works dealings

   PART 12 - MANDATORY CONDITIONS
   Note

           Division 1 - General

   70A.    General

           Division 2 - Access licences
           Note

   71.     General

           Division 3 - Water supply work approvals
           Note

   72.     General

   PART 13 - AMENDMENT OF THIS PLAN

   73.     General
   74.     Part 1
   75.     Part 6
   76.     Part 7
   77.     Part 8
   78.     Part 9
   79.     Part 10
   80.     Part 11
   81.     Schedules
   82.     Other
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           APPENDIX 1
           APPENDIX 2
           APPENDIX 3
           APPENDIX 4
           APPENDIX 5


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