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Willem Westra - Member for Katherine
WILLEM VAN HOLTHE - MINISTER FOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


DRAFT WATER ALLOCATION PLANS OUT FOR COMMENT

22 March 2013

Minister for Land Resource Management, Willem Westra van Holthe, has today released for public comment, the drafts of the Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan and the Great Artesian Basement Water Allocation Plan.

Mr Westra van Holthe said the draft water allocation plans update our understanding of the water resource and set a direction for the future of water resource management, planning, development and use in sustainable limits.

“The Government is acting to ensure long term sustainable water use in the Great Artesian Basin Water Control District and the Alice Springs Basin Water Control District,” Mr Westra van Holthe said.

“The draft water allocation plans take into consideration community needs, environmental and cultural requirements and sustainable agricultural and other economic development.

“So far, the review has involved consultation with local and community stakeholders; the draft plans are open for public comment for a period of 4 weeks.

“I encourage anyone with an interest in water planning in these areas to offer comment on these drafts, particularly locals.

Copies of the drafts water allocation plans are available at:

www.nt.gov.au/gabwap

http://www.nt.gov.au/alicewaterplan

 

Media Contact:

Jack Cranwell 0428 574 943


Related files:
130322 Westra van Holthe - Draft Water Allocation Plans .pdf ( 102.05 kb )