Water allocation plan
The Water Allocation Plan for the Southern Basins and the Musgrave Prescribed Wells Areas, Eyre Peninsula was endorsed by the State Government on 28 June, 2016.
Download a copy of the Water Allocation Plan for the Southern Basins and the Musgrave Prescribed Wells Areas by clicking here .
Why a Water Allocation Plan?
The Water Allocation Plan (WAP) is a document that sets out the rules of managing the take and use of prescribed groundwater resources.
This WAP manages the extraction of groundwater from wells within two Prescribed Wells Areas (PWAs). Southern Basins PWA is located between Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln on southern Eyre Peninsula, and the Musgrave PWA is located between Lock and Elliston on western Eyre Peninsula. This WAP replaces earlier plans released in 2000.
A number of documents related to and supporting the WAP can be found on the supporting WAP documents page. Further to these documents we are also providing a summary of feedback we received from our formal consultation period which can be found here.
Learn about it on WaterConnect
Water is a precious resource and monitoring it is fundamental to how it can be managed. There is a limit to how much is available for use on an ongoing basis, and so it is important to provide certainty to current and future users of water, particularly to those whose livelihoods depend on it. Waterconnect is home to many online documents related to our water resources and management, such as supporting science documents and real-time water data, and long-term groundwater data and much more.
Applying for a permit or licence
With the adoption of the new Water Allocation Plan a new licensing regime will be implemented. If you are a current licence holder you will receive updated licensing details in the near future.