Advisory committees

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges (AMLR) Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board is supported in its planning and decision making by a number of advisory committees.

Community members are selected to committees based on their relevant skills, knowledge and areas of interest, and provide the board with subject-specific expertise that assists with planning and decision making.

Water Allocation Plan Advisory Committees

There are three Water Allocation Plan Advisory Committees, each representing a prescribed water resource in the region:

WAPACs are formal sub-committees of the board. They are made up of community members who have an interest in the management of water resources in the relevant prescribed area, and skills and experience in one or more of the following: environment, irrigation and agriculture, land management, economic development, local government, indigenous perspectives, community engagement, or the use of water for commercial and/or industrial use.

Roles of the advisory committees include:

  • providing advice and support to the board in relation to investigating and managing prescribed water resources
  • advising the board on engaging with the community in relation to water allocation planning
  • reviewing and commenting on draft policies and implementation strategies as they are developed for the water allocation plan relevant to their prescribed area.

Nominations to join the Barossa, Central Adelaide, or Northern Adelaide Plains WAPAC are currently open.

Information packs and nomination forms for each of the committees can be accessed using the links below:

For further information, please contact James Peters, Senior Policy Officer, on 8226 8580 or

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