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NSW behind on water resource plans



NSW is running behind schedule on the completion of its water resource plans.

The December report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority shows the 13 water resource plans in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT catchments are now accredited and operational, and assessment of the 20 NSW plans are still progressing.

MDBA basin plan implementation executive director Tim Goodes said the MDBA was pulling out all stops to assess NSW plans and this would occur as efficiently as possible, but the process was challenging due to the volume of reports and scrutiny required.

“We must assess each plan against the 55 requirements in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which ensure water across the…

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