Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan
The Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021 was declared on 28 December 2018. The plan is the second iteration and replaces the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2011-2021. It has a lifespan of three years and will be renewed in this time frame.
The plan was developed in consultation with the Western Davenport Water Advisory Committee.
We are seeking nominations to establish the Western Davenport / Ti Tree Water Advisory Committee.
Nominations for the Committee close COB 16 August 2021.
Email nominations to email@example.com
The plan manages the surface and groundwater resources within the Western Davenport Water Control District.
Water management arrangements focus on meeting the values of all water users. A principal objective of the plan is to maintain groundwater levels for the requirements of water dependent ecosystems.
There are no annual announced allocations for water extraction licences in the plan area.
The plan and the report on community engagement to develop the plan are below.
Guidance documents for applicants for water extraction licences in the Western Davenport appear below.
- Guideline: Limits of acceptable change to groundwater dependent vegetation in the Western Davenport Water Control District
- Fact Sheet: Western Davenport water allocation plan
- Simplified Fact sheet - Western Davenport water allocation plan
- Western Davenport - Water resource and availability
- Western Davenport - Groundwater Storage Diagram
The first Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan was declared in 2011.
In accordance with the Water Act 1992, a review of the plan formally commenced in early 2016 with advice from the Western Davenport Water Advisory Committee.
A consultation process involving stakeholders, land owners and interested parties commenced in April 2016 and a report on community engagement was produced.
The Department is establishing a water advisory committee to evaluate the current plan and provide stakeholder recommendations to guide the development of the new 10 year Plan.
The Department will develop a review report to inform the new 10 year Plan.
In addition, an external technical panel or equivalent will be established to give independent consideration of the science supporting the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2021-2031.
A ‘Have your Say’ survey and public submissions period will also inform the new plan’s development.
Last updated: 24 July 2021
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