Padthaway WAP review
A review of the 2009 Water Allocation Plan for Padthaway commenced mid-2019.
Community consultation is an important part of the review. A Stakeholder Advisory Group was formed in June 2019 and, together with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, will assess the condition of the groundwater resource, develop recommendations and propose amendments to the Padthaway PWA WAP to continue the sustainable management of this valuable community resource.
Visit the groundwater resource condition presentation from the first Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting held in September 2019.
To assist in the review, the DEW Water Science and Monitoring Branch are undertaking modelling of groundwater extraction under a number of different scenarios. This modelling will be used by the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Board staff to help inform the sustainable use of the unconfined groundwater resource.
Community consultation on the key concepts and issues related to the review of the Padthaway WAP will commence in October 2021. Comments and feedback from this process will be used to develop a draft Plan that will be available for statutory public consultation later in 2021. The outcome of the statutory consultation process will form the basis for the final draft of the WAP that will be presented to the Minister for adoption.
Water Planning, Senior Project Officer