Mataranka Tindall Limestone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan

A water allocation plan is currently being prepared for the Tindall Limestone Aquifer in the region surrounding Mataranka.

The Tindall Limestone Aquifer sustains the following:

  • iconic springs of Elsey National Park, Rainbow and Bitter Springs
  • dry season flows in the Roper River
  • cultural and spiritual values
  • a variety of industries including:
    • pastoral
    • horticulture
    • forestry
    • Aboriginal enterprises
    • fishing
    • tourism.

This water resource has previously been subject to the development of a draft water allocation plan.

The current draft plan boundary was extended south of Mataranka to take in the Tindall Limestone Aquifer in Larrimah area.

The area was the subject of a land and water suitability assessment which identified land suitable for irrigated agriculture with water sourced from the Tindall Limestone Aquifer.

Extending the plan boundary will ensure that water allocation planning in the region reflects both current and future development, whilst protecting the other beneficial uses of water in the region.

The plan area is within the Daly Roper Beetaloo Water Control District.

View the Mataranka water allocation plan area.

For more information refer to the Mataranka Water Advisory Committee.

Last updated: 08 April 2022

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