Padthaway Water Allocation Plan review – Licensee consultation meeting
27 September 2021
Water licence holders in the Padthaway Prescribed Wells Area are invited to learn about the key concepts underpinning proposed modifications to the Padthaway Water Allocation Plan (WAP) and provide feedback at the upcoming consultation meetings later this month.
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board will be hosting licensee consultation meetings in Padthaway on 13 October 2021. Penny Schulz, Chair of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, is encouraging all licensees to be involved in the consultation process.
“The licensee meetings are an important opportunity for water licence holders to understand the key concepts proposed for inclusion in the draft Padthaway Water Allocation Plan and provide feedback.”
“Being involved in the consultation is important because the water allocation plan helps to manage our groundwater resources by balancing the long-term sustainability and security of the resource for water users.”
The current Padthaway WAP was adopted in 2009 and has been undergoing a review to meet statutory requirements under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019. A Stakeholder Advisory Group made up of local members of the community representing a range of industries was formed in 2019 to assist in the process.
The consultation meetings will run for two hours and will present the key concepts developed in collaboration with the Stakeholder Advisory Group. There will also be the opportunity to book one-on-one sessions with a Limestone Coast Landscape Board staff member, for licensees that require further discussion or clarification on particular concepts. These will be held in Padthaway on 26 and 27 October in Padthaway.
“All feedback will be reviewed in consultation with the Stakeholder Advisory Group and will help inform the Draft Padthaway WAP. We look forward to hearing from the community.”
An invitation to attend the consultation meeting is being sent to all water licence holders by email or post.
Further information can be found at www.landscape.sa.gov.au/lc/water-and-coast/water-allocation-plans/padthaway, or by contacting Ryan Judd, Senior Project Officer, Limestone Coast Landscape Board Water Policy and Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8735 1204.
Senior Project Officer, Limestone Coast Landscape Board Water Policy and Planning