Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plan
The Water Allocation Plan for the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resources Area (the WAP) was first adopted in 2013. Minor changes were made to the WAP by the Minister for Environment and Water to ensure it was Basin Plan compliant in 2019. None of these changes affected individual rights to take or use water.
Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plan (PDF)
The WAP covers the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges prescribed area and incorporates the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area. See the below links for maps of the area
The WAP was developed by the former South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in collaboration with the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Community Advisory Committee and key stakeholders. The NRM board has now been replaced by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board and has the statutory function to develop water allocation plans.
The Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resources Area falls within the catchment area of the Murray-Darling Basin and the WAP has been accredited under the Basin Plan. Water user’s obligations to the Basin Plan are met by complying with the local water allocation plan.
For more information on water licensing including obtaining allocations and/or transferring or varying licences in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resources Area, contact Water Licensing on 8595 2053 or visit the Department for Environment and Water website.
The Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges now falls within the boundary of the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board and all enquiries related to this WAP should be directed to this landscape board.
What a WAP is and why they are important
If you are planning an activity that could impact on a water resource or ecosystem, you may need a permit. Find out more about water affecting activity permits.