Berry Springs water allocation plan

Public feedback is now open

The Berry Springs water allocation plan is currently under review.

You can provide feedback until Monday 15 August 2022.

The current Berry Springs water allocation plan is in effect from 2016 to 2026.

The plan provides a sustainable management framework for sharing water between human and environmental needs.

It covers a 105km2 area within the Darwin rural water control district that encloses the Berry Springs dolostone aquifer system.

To see the area, get the map PDF (516.2 KB) or read more about water control districts on the Northern Territory Government website.


The 5 objectives of the plan are to:

  • maintain sustainable water supplies for human consumption and environmental uses
  • improve management of the aquifer
  • protect the environment
  • support Aboriginal culture and communities
  • ensure regional economic development is sustainable.

To find out more, read the full plan on the Territory Stories website.

Announced allocations

Get announced allocations for:

For 2017 to 2020 water years, announced allocations was at 100%.


The Berry Springs Water Advisory Committee assists the controller of water resources on the implementation and effectiveness of the plan.

They also help with the plan’s review and other matters referred to it by the controller.

Read more about the functions and members of the Berry Springs Water Advisory Committee.

Provide feedback

The plan is currently under a midterm review and is now open to public feedback until Monday 15 August 2022.

You can provide feedback on the Have Your Say website.


For more information, call the Darwin water resources planner on 08 8999 4613.

Last updated: 18 July 2022

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