Lower Limestone Coast Water Allocation Plan Management Areas

Since the adoption of the 2013 water allocation plan further work has been undertaken including the Science Review, the 2019 assessment of risks to groundwater resources and the Kingston Confined Aquifer Groundwater Model. These processes have resulted in changes to the status of some management areas. For management areas where actions are required to mitigate the risks identified this will form part of the review process. However, if in the opinion of the Minister, the rate at which water is taken is such that it there is risk to groundwater levels, water availability, water quality or environmental assets, the Minister can apply restrictions at any time.

Confined Aquifer Management Area Status Update

Management Area

Status

FAIRVIEW

Not over allocated

KALANGADOO

Not over allocated

KINGSTON

Over allocated – a groundwater modelling project was completed which examined the impact of different levels of extraction on the confined aquifer. While use remains below the target management level further action will be explored through the water allocation plan review process. During the review process, if in the opinion of the Minister, the rate at which water is taken is such that it there is risk to groundwater levels, water availability, water quality or environmental assets, the Minister can apply restrictions.

LUCINDALE

Not over allocated

MILLICENT

Not over allocated

TARATAP

Not over allocated

WIRREGA

Not over allocated

ZONE 1A

Not over allocated

ZONE 2A

Not over allocated

ZONE 3A

Not over allocated

ZONE 4A

Not over allocated

ZONE 5A

Not over allocated

ZONE 6A

Not over allocated

Unconfined Aquifer Management Area Status Update

Management Area

Current Status

BANGHAM

Low Risk

BEEAMMA

Low Risk

BENARA

Low Risk

BLANCHE CENTRAL

Low Risk

BOOL

Low Risk

BOWAKA

Low Risk

BRAY

Low Risk

COLES

High Risk – reductions continue to occur as per the schedule in the water allocation plan.

COMAUM

Low Risk

COMPTON

Low Risk

CONMURRA

Low Risk

DONOVANS

Medium Risk

DUFFIELD

Low Risk

FOX

Low Risk

FRANCES

Medium Risk - reductions have been discontinued.

GLENBURNIE

Low Risk

GLENROY

Low Risk

GREY

Low Risk

HACKS

Low Risk

HINDMARSH

Low Risk

HYNAM EAST

Low Risk - reductions have been discontinued.

HYNAM WEST

Low Risk

JOANNA

High Risk – the risk to groundwater resources is high but there is low confidence in the cause of the risk. Further investigations are required to determine appropriate actions and will be explored through the water allocation plan review. During the review process, if in the opinion of the Minister, the rate at which water is taken is such that it there is risk to groundwater levels, water availability, water quality or environmental assets, the Minister can apply restrictions.

JOYCE

Low Risk

KENNION

Low Risk

KILLANOOLA

Low Risk

KONGORONG

Low Risk

LACEPEDE

Low Risk

LAKE GEORGE

Low Risk

LANDSEER

Low Risk

LOCHABER

Low Risk

MACDONNELL

High Risk – The Minister chose to not implement reductions and asked license holders in the management area to propose mechanisms to mitigate the risks identified. License holders were consulted and some projects are underway in the management area. Further actions will be determined through the water allocation plan review. During the review process, if in the opinion of the Minister, the rate at which water is taken is such that it there is risk to groundwater levels, water availability, water quality or environmental assets, the Minister can apply restrictions.

MARCOLLAT

Low Risk

MAYURRA

Low Risk

MINECROW

Low Risk

MONBULLA

Low Risk

MOORAK

Low Risk

MOUNT BENSON

Low Risk

MOUNT MUIRHEAD

Low Risk

MOYHALL

Low Risk

MURRABINNA

Low Risk

MYORA

Low Risk

ORMEROD

Low Risk

PEACOCK

Low Risk

RIDDOCH

Low Risk

RIVOLI BAY

Low Risk

ROSS

Low Risk

SHORT

Medium Risk – reductions have been discontinued. Reductions in relation to 2017 clear fell for plantation forestry remain on hold.

SMITH

Low Risk

SPENCE

Low Risk

STEWARTS

Low Risk

STRUAN

Low Risk

SYMON

Low Risk

TOWNSEND

Low Risk

WATERHOUSE

Low Risk

WESTERN FLAT

Low Risk

WOOLUMBOOL

Low Risk

YOUNG

Low Risk

ZONE 2A

Low Risk

ZONE 3A

Medium Risk – reductions have been discontinued. Reductions in relation to 2017 clear fell for plantation forestry remain on hold.

ZONE 5A

Low Risk – reductions have been discontinued.