A draft Water Allocation Plan for the Adelaide Plains region been prepared which proposes the management rules for the taking and use of the groundwater resources in the Northern Adelaide Plains, Central Adelaide and Dry Creek Prescribed Wells Areas.
The draft water allocation plan will, when adopted, replace the existing Northern Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan and will be the first water allocation plan for the Central Adelaide and Dry Creek Prescribed Wells Areas.
The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan has been developed based on scientific investigations and modelling, to help understand how the groundwater resources behave and how they are affected by water extraction. Further, input from community advisers about how they use groundwater and how it can best be managed to maximise benefits to the community and the environment has been considered in the development of the draft.
The draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is now available for public consultation and you are invited to provide comment on the current draft. All comments received will be considered in the finalisation of the Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan before it is considered by the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption.
The consultation period for the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan is open until 28 November 2021.
Find out more
To provide feedback on the draft Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan, visit the YourSAy consultation site.
For further information contact us at DEW.AdelaidePlainsWAP@sa.gov.au or on (08) 8463 3733.