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Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan

Adelaide Plains Water Allocation Plan

TheAdelaide Plains Water Allocation Planbecame operational on 1 July 2022. The plan sets out the rules for taking and using groundwater and the management of wells in the Northern Adelaide Plains, Central Adelaide and Dry Creek Prescribed Wells Areas in accordance with the Landscape South Australia Act 2019.

For more information

The Green Adelaide Board leads the maintenance and review of this plan, in collaboration with the Hills and Fleurieu and Northern and Yorke Landscape Boards. Please connect with us or Green Adelaide if you would like to understand more about the plan.

Water Licensing

The Department for Environment and Water implements the rules of the plan through managing water licensing. For more information, including obtaining allocations and/or transferring or varying licences in the Central Adelaide Prescribed Wells Area, contact Water Licensing on 8595 2053 or visit the Department for Environment and Water website.

Consultation on the new Central Adelaide water levy

This is the first water allocation plan for the Central Adelaide Prescribed Wells Areas and a new water levy is being proposed for licences in this area.

The levy is a way for water users to contribute to water management costs. Water levies are raised in prescribed areas across South Australia under the Act.

The Green Adelaide, Northern and Yorke, and Hills and Fleurieu landscape boards are consulting on the proposed levy (view Notice to consult on Central Adelaide levy). We are keen to hear your feedback on the proposed levy.

Please visit this link to provide your feedback by 26 September 2022.