Western Devonport Water Allocation Plan

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Review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021

This survey is seeking high-level feedback to inform the review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018 -2021 (the Plan).

We recognise that stakeholders have already provided feedback on some aspects of the water allocation plan through submissions about the Singleton Station water licence. All such existing feedback will be considered in this review.

In providing feedback it is important to note that:

  • the Plan was declared in December 2018 so has been in effect for two and a half years
  • feedback is also being sought through targeted meetings and via a Western Davenport/Ti Tree Water Advisory Committee
  • once drafted, the department will also seek public comment on the new Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan
  • The new plan will focus on clarifying trade-offs between water for development and protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems to achieve sustainable resource use outcomes.

Background

The Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan applies to an area of almost 24,500 square kilometres located approximately 150 kilometres south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

The Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021 was declared on 28 December 2018. Its purpose is to ensure that water resources are managed in a way that protects and maintains environmental and cultural values while allowing water to be sustainably used for productive consumptive beneficial uses.

The Plan is due to expire on 6 December 2021 and a new water allocation plan is required to continue the management of water resources in the water control district.

Survey

The survey will close on Friday 29 October 2021.

Please provide your feedback via the survey link below. Further feedback to the survey is welcome, to arrange a meeting to discuss the Plan or to provide further comments please email waterresources@nt.gov.au

Review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021

This survey is seeking high-level feedback to inform the review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018 -2021 (the Plan).

We recognise that stakeholders have already provided feedback on some aspects of the water allocation plan through submissions about the Singleton Station water licence. All such existing feedback will be considered in this review.

In providing feedback it is important to note that:

  • the Plan was declared in December 2018 so has been in effect for two and a half years
  • feedback is also being sought through targeted meetings and via a Western Davenport/Ti Tree Water Advisory Committee
  • once drafted, the department will also seek public comment on the new Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan
  • The new plan will focus on clarifying trade-offs between water for development and protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems to achieve sustainable resource use outcomes.

Background

The Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan applies to an area of almost 24,500 square kilometres located approximately 150 kilometres south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

The Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021 was declared on 28 December 2018. Its purpose is to ensure that water resources are managed in a way that protects and maintains environmental and cultural values while allowing water to be sustainably used for productive consumptive beneficial uses.

The Plan is due to expire on 6 December 2021 and a new water allocation plan is required to continue the management of water resources in the water control district.

Survey

The survey will close on Friday 29 October 2021.

Please provide your feedback via the survey link below. Further feedback to the survey is welcome, to arrange a meeting to discuss the Plan or to provide further comments please email waterresources@nt.gov.au

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