First Nations WAP engagement

The Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plans are being reviewed.

The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is keen to hear from First Nations people so the Eastern and Western Water Allocation Plans include your voice.

The water allocation plans outline how to manage and protect the First Nations cultural water needs in balance with the water needs of the environment, the community, and economic needs.

We want to develop a clear picture of how effective the current policies are for First Nations people. The Mount Lofty Ranges water allocation plans cover parts of Kaurna Yerta, Ngarrindjeri Ruwe, Peramangk Country and Ngadjuri Country.

First Nations people have done a lot of work on water planning in recent years. However it is important for the Plans to recognise that First Nations peoples experience inequitable access to, and ownership of, water in these regions.

We would like to hear your ideas about water so the Plans can help to achieve your goals.

  • What changes are needed for your interests to be met?
  • How can First Nations to have equal access and ownership of water?

The First Nations review process is just starting and we have had some input from Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation (NAC), Kaurna Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC), Peramangk Community representatives and Ngadjuri Nation Aboriginal Corporation (NNAC). How each Nation would like to work, where, how and when will be discussed at meetings on 14 September and mid-October (date TBC) 2023. The Review process will extend over 2024 and can include a range of activities.

If you have any questions please contact Lachy Keeley on 0408 216 679 or Robyn Grey-Gardner on 0484 246 874

You can find out more about the Eastern and Western Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plans here.

First Nations WAP engagement