Tatiara WAP review
A review of the 2010 Tatiara Water Allocation Plan started in February 2017.
Based on the outcome of the review the Board is undertaking a revision and amendment of the current plan.
A Tatiara WAP Review Document was prepared outlining different issues requiring consideration as part of any amendments and this was endorsed by the Board at its meeting on 26 October 2017.
Community consultation is an important part of the review, and a Stakeholder Advisory Group was formed in April 2017. Together with the Board, the group has been undertaking an analysis of the issues in the review s\document and developing recommended actions and draft amendments to the Tatiara WAP.
A series of six discussion papers has been developed by the Stakeholder Advisory Group further exploring the 26 different issues identified in the Tatiara WAP Review Document.
These discussion papers group the issues into six main themes:
- Paper 1 – Overarching Issues
- Paper 2 – Landscape Issues
- Paper 3 – Consumptive Pools
- Paper 4 – Resource Condition Limits and Monitoring
- Paper 5 – Entitlements and Allocations
- Paper 6 – Site Extraction and Use
These papers identify options to address each issue and potential next steps for the Stakeholder Advisory Group to consider when developing a preferred approach to each issue.
The DEW Water Science and Monitoring Branch undertook modelling of groundwater extraction under a number of different scenarios, to assist the Stakeholder Advisory Group inform sustainable use of the unconfined groundwater resource. View the groundwater modelling presentation from the Tatiara WAP Public Meeting held in August 2017.
Community consultation on the key concepts and issues related to the review of the Tatiara WAP will commence in mid 2021.