Draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan

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We want your feedback on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan.

What's being decided?

Have your say on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan by providing comments and submissions as part of the consultation process.

The overall aim of water allocation plans is to ensure that water is managed in a sustainable way, so that it continues to be available and of good quality to provide economic, cultural, social and environmental benefits.

They are legal documents that provide rules for the management of water licences and approvals.

Your feedback will be considered in finalising the plan ready for its adoption.

Background

The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is a groundwater plan that will update and replace the current Northern Adelaide Plains water allocation plan, and is also the first such plan for the Central Adelaide area (and the small Dry Creek area).

The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is based on scientific investigations and modelling, to help understand how groundwater behaves and how it is affected by water extraction. This knowledge was combined with input from community advisers about how they use groundwater, and how it can best be managed to maximise benefits to the community and the environment.

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All comments received will be considered in the finalisation of the Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan before it is considered by the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption. Please note that all written submissions will be publicly available (with personal details removed) as part of a consultation report. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan.

Feedback from the consultation process will be included in an Engagement Report published on this site summarising all feedback, once the consultation is closed.

The final Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan will be released once approved by the Minister for Environment and Water and will be available on this page and on the Department for Environment and Water and the Green Adelaide, Northern and Yorke, and Hills and Fleurieu websites.

We want your feedback on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan.

What's being decided?

Have your say on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan by providing comments and submissions as part of the consultation process.

The overall aim of water allocation plans is to ensure that water is managed in a sustainable way, so that it continues to be available and of good quality to provide economic, cultural, social and environmental benefits.

They are legal documents that provide rules for the management of water licences and approvals.

Your feedback will be considered in finalising the plan ready for its adoption.

Background

The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is a groundwater plan that will update and replace the current Northern Adelaide Plains water allocation plan, and is also the first such plan for the Central Adelaide area (and the small Dry Creek area).

The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is based on scientific investigations and modelling, to help understand how groundwater behaves and how it is affected by water extraction. This knowledge was combined with input from community advisers about how they use groundwater, and how it can best be managed to maximise benefits to the community and the environment.

Get involved

Find out more:

Have your say by:

All comments received will be considered in the finalisation of the Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan before it is considered by the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption. Please note that all written submissions will be publicly available (with personal details removed) as part of a consultation report. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan.

Feedback from the consultation process will be included in an Engagement Report published on this site summarising all feedback, once the consultation is closed.

The final Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan will be released once approved by the Minister for Environment and Water and will be available on this page and on the Department for Environment and Water and the Green Adelaide, Northern and Yorke, and Hills and Fleurieu websites.

Guestbook

Do you have any feedback on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan? Key aspects that you may wish to comment on are:

  • Does the water allocation plan provide an appropriate balance between the needs of water users and the environment?
  • Does the water allocation plan provide enough flexibility to transfer water licences and allocations to meet social and economic needs?
  • Are the rules for Managed Aquifer Recharge adequate to support the industry to operate effectively, whilst recognising the interests of other groundwater users?


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I'd like to give a big shout out to the members of the water allocation plan advisory committees. Your involvement was critical to groundtruthing the draft plan and understanding local issues.

Jenny 16 days ago
Page last updated: 11 October 2021, 11:56