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.

Read the Committee's draft terms of reference DOCX (80.1 KB) and download the nomination form DOCX (46.8 KB)

Email nominations to waterresources@nt.gov.au

The plan manages the surface and groundwater resources within the Western Davenport Water Control District. PDF (140.5 KB)

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.

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The first PDF (5.1 MB) 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 PDF (2.7 MB) on community engagement was produced.

The revised Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-21 PDF (5.4 MB) was declared on 28 December 2018 in Special Gazette S114.

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.

For more information contact the Water Resources Division, email: waterresources@nt.gov.au


Last updated: 24 July 2021

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