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Tatiara Water Allocation Plan review licensee consultation

News release
22 June 2021

Tatiara Water Allocation Plan review licensee consultation

Water licence holders in the Tatiara Prescribed Wells Area are invited to learn about the key concepts underpinning proposed changes to the Tatiara 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 Keith and Bordertown on 23 June 2021, and 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 Tatiara Water Allocation Plan and to 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” Penny Schulz said.

The current WAP was adopted in 2010 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 2017 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 issues. These will be held in Bordertown on 29 June, and Keith on 1 July.

“All feedback will be reviewed in consultation with the Stakeholder Advisory Group and will help inform the Draft Tatiara WAP. We look forward to hearing from the community.”

An invitation to attend the consultation meeting is being sent out to all water licence holders by email or post.

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/lc/water-and-coast/water-allocation-plans/tatiara for more information, or contact Phil Elson, Senior Project Officer, Limestone Coast Landscape Board Water Policy and Planning at phil.elson@sa.gov.au or (08) 8735 1239.

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