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Australian Capital Territory (Groundwater) — Water resource plan

The Australian Capital Territory formally submitted the proposed Australian Capital Territory (Groundwater) Water Resource Plan (proposed WRP) package for assessment to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) under the Water Act 2007 (Cth) on the 20 December 2019.

A previous version of the proposed WRP was submitted in April 2019. In September 2019 the ACT was notified of grounds on which the Authority considered that it should recommend the Minister not accredit the proposed WRP. On 27 September 2019, the ACT withdrew the version submitted in April 2019 and then resubmitted both proposed WRPs on 20 December 2019. Early assessment of these proposed WRPs highlighted a graphic design formatting issue that was subsequently corrected by the ACT and a correctly formatted proposed WRP provided to MDBA on 15 January 2020.

This WRP is operational.

* Note: Appendix K and Part 14 to the proposed WRP have been redacted due to cultural sensitivities at the request of the ACT government on behalf of the Traditional Owners.

Downloads

Australian Capital Territory (Groundwater) proposed Water Resource Plan Factsheet
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Key documents
Australian Capital Territory Water Resource Plans for Surface Water and Groundwater December 2019 Part 1
Australian Capital Territory Water Resource Plans for Surface Water and Groundwater December 2019 Part 2
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Relevant state legislation and policy
Australian Capital Territory – Water Resource Act 2007
Australian Capital Territory – Water Resources Regulation 2007
Australian Capital Territory – Water Resources Environmental Flow Guidelines (No. 2) 2019
Australian Capital Territory – Water Resources (Water Management Areas) Determination 2019
Australian Capital Territory – Water Resources (Water Available from Areas) Determination (No. 2) 2019
Australian Capital Territory – Utilities (Water Restriction Scheme) Approval 2010 (No 1)
Australian Capital Territory – Territory Plan 2008 Section 9.2 (Non-Urban Zones Development Code)
Australian Capital Territory – Territory Plan 2008 Section 10.2 (District Precinct Maps and Codes)
Australian Capital Territory – Territory Plan 2008 Section 11.8 (Water Use and Catchment General Code)
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Supporting information
Development of Source models for the ACT and Region December 2017
Method for Determining the Annual Permitted Take of Surface Water in the ACT February 2019
Updated: 29 Jun 2020  •   Independent reports