Mataranka Water Advisory Committee

The Mataranka Water Advisory Committee was formed by the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources.

It provides advice and recommendations to the department on the development of a Water Allocation Plan for the Tindall Limestone Aquifer, Mataranka.

The committee will inform and be advised by the community regarding issues relevant to the aquifer.

The committee's role is to:

  • identify issues
  • critically evaluate information
  • offer suggestions for water management strategies that support the beneficial uses of the water resource and
  • maximise opportunities for sustainable development in the region.

Review the committee's terms of reference PDF (164.1 KB).

Read the minutes from the committee meetings.

Committee members

Name Committee positionRepresentation/expertise
Dr Rebecca Mohr-Bell Independent Chair  
VacantMemberAgriculture - irrigated horticulture
Mr Mark HansenProxyAgriculture - irrigated forestry
VacantMemberAgriculture - pastoral
Ms Clair O'BrienMemberAgriculture - pastoral and cultural uses
Ms Sarah KerinMemberEnvironment and cultural uses (NT Parks)
Mr David CiaravoloMemberCultural uses - recreational fishing industry
VacantMemberEnvironment - ecological values
Ms Sharon HillenMemberCultural and public water supply - remote communities
Mr Vin Lange (proxy Mr Rick Fletcher)MemberAgriculture - irrigated horticulture and Aboriginal economic development uses
Ms Joceylyn JamesMemberCultural - Aboriginal and Aboriginal economic development uses
Ms Kerry RobertsMemberCultural - Aboriginal and Aboriginal economic development uses
Ms Helena LardyMemberCultural - Aboriginal and Aboriginal economic development uses
Mr Ben LewisProxyCultural - Aboriginal and Aboriginal economic development uses
VacantNew memberPetroleum activity


For more information contact Water Resources on 08 8951 8188 or email

Last updated: 08 October 2020

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